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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 September 2018

Everton's Ross Barkley denies having medical with Chelsea during transfer window

England international Barkley, 23, is in the final year of his contract at Everton

Ross Barkley is out of contract at Everton at the end of the season. Oli Scarff / AFP
Ross Barkley is out of contract at Everton at the end of the season. Oli Scarff / AFP

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has denied reports saying he underwent a medical at Premier League champions Chelsea on transfer deadline day.

On Thursday, Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri told Sky Sports that Barkley had travelled to Chelsea’s training ground for a medical ahead of a planned £35 million (Dh167m) move, but had changed his mind about the transfer.

“Contrary to a number of reports in the press, I did not undertake a medical with any club at any point,” Barkley, who is recovering from a hamstring injury, said on his Twitter account.

“I simply decided that due to my injury, it would be best to make a decision on my future and assess all my options in January when fully fit.

"Thanks for all of the support.”

England international Barkley, 23, is in the final year of his contract at Everton and is yet to feature for Ronald Koeman's side in the current campaign.

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