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Chelsea to tempt Everton with intriguing swap offer

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Chelsea are preparing to tempt fellow Premier League club Everton with an enticing swap offer involving Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley and Blues loanee Romelu Lukaku, according to The Mirror.

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Chelsea are to demand the services of Ross Barkley if Everton are to hold onto their Belgian striker on a permanent basis.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho sees Barkley as a natural successor to Frank Lampard, who has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy in the summer.

The 20 year-old midfielder has been a revelation in the Premier League this season with a number of excellent individual displays. His impressive performances have not eluded the eyes of England manager Roy Hodgson, with Barkley touted for a World Cup place after previous England call-ups.

It will be a test of Everton’s desire to hang onto Lukaku, whose twelve goals have aided the Toffees’s hunt for Champions League qualification.

The striker was unexpectedly loaned out to Goodison Park on deadline day of last summer, after talk of his relationship with Mourinho having soured days following his disappointing penalty miss in August’s UEFA Super Cup.

It being World Cup year, Lukaku was understandably concerned about his Belgium chances and moved to Merseyside in an attempt to cement his place in Marc Wilmots’s 23-man squa, ,with Mourinho sanctioning the move.

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Comments (6)

  1. Instead swap Lukaku with Adam lallana who is matured n immediate to start for Chelsea ! Barkley is too inexperience to play for Chelsea.

  2. This will b a great deal. As we need an English pressence in Chelsea 2 fill d vaccum Lampard,Cole & in a year’s time Terry will b leaving in d club. Barkley is an England international with good stregth,skill,speed,is young & ready τ̅o help with d rebuilding process.

  3. If u ask me i did chose benitze cos Jose loves noise making no single football philosophy. He like kick nd follow football no single pattern. Mouriho should go

    • He came nd sold our best player siting he doesn’t suit my style wat dirty style does mouriho knows which one. Instead of improving de best u re selling de best to buy worst. I don’t blame mouriho i blame chelseafc owner dat man is impatient nd he will waste his money in yrs to come nd regret ever recalling mouriho

  4. Barkley swap with lukaku,for my own personal view,l am against it.The reason is that will need lukaku badly for next season,if mourhiro need Barkley let him buy if Everton is ready to sell,not swap with lukaku.

  5. Barkley swap with lukaku,l personally against it because will badly in need of lukaku against next season, will have proplem of a striker,if mourhiro need Barkley let him buy, if Everton is interest in selling him.Carelessly will loss studgrige to Liverpool, Chelsea be wise.