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Chelsea to Launch £20m January Bid for Everton Starlet Ross Barkley

Stamford Bridge boss wants Goodison Park youngster.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is readying a £20m bid for in-form Everton midfielder Ross Barkley but has been told he must look to sell first before he can make any major January transfer window purchases according to the Sunday People.

Mourinho feels that the young England international can add a new dimension to his midfield and the future of Spaniard Juan Mata at Stamford Bridge is by no means certain.

A move to Chelsea could however stifled Barkley’s short term England hopes as first team football at the West London club would be by no means guaranteed.

The 19 year old is tied to a long term Toffees contract that runs until 2016 but a good offer may well be considered by Everton, especially if the Merseyside club continues to thwart interest in left-back Leighton Baines.

Barkley has played a pivotal role in Everton’s excellent start to the season which has seen Roberto Martinez’s side lose just one of their opening nine Premier League fixtures.

The box to box midfielder has started all nine of the club’s Premier League fixtures this term.

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