Etihad Stadium side ready to offer Goodison Park youngster a ‘double-your-money’ contract worth £130k a week.
Everton are ready to sell prized asset Ross Barkley as Roberto Martinez looks to revamp his Toffees squad according to the Daily Mail.
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Having previously priced the 21 year old at £60m the Goodison Park side will now accept £45m for the England international with Man City thought to be the side most likely to make such an offer.
Barkley was handed a new contract last summer worth £65k a week but Manuel Pellegrini’s side are ready to double that as they push on with moves to bring in the talented youngster.
Everton have started the Premier League season poorly and whilst many had expected Roberto Martinez to kick on after an impressive debut campaign in charge of the Merseyside club the Spaniard has in fact seen his side move backwards, and this despite £35m being invested in new players in the summer.
Any sale of Barkley would of course give Martinez funds for perhaps three or four new additions but there is no denying that the former Wigan Athletic man’s future at Everton is under pressure so one wonders if chairman Bill Kenwright would sanction a sale to then hand funds to his current boss knowing that any subsequent managerial change would lead to yet more funds being needed to address their potential needs.