The deal could be completed in the coming days, with the BBC claiming he will have a medical at Stamford Bridge today (Friday) ahead of a £15 million transfer. Barkley cited his own injury as the reason for the change of mind back then - he hasn't played all season in fact, after undergoing surgery in July - though it seemed like that he really wanted to join Spurs instead.
Tottenham have been monitoring Barkley's situation but Sky Sports suggest the North Londoners have chose to end their interest with Mauricio Pochettino now looking at alternative targets.
That delay looks likely to cost Barkley's boyhood club £20m in transfer revenue although Everton risk losing the England global for nothing in the summer and will reluctantly accept a cut-price move.
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The Sooners defense allowed 144.2 yards on the ground and gave up 20 or fewer points three times in their last four games. Coach Kirby Smart said the defense "stunk it up" in the first half, but there were no dramatic changes in the second.
Tottenham were also interested in signing Barkley last summer, but Sky Sports News understands they decided against reigniting their interest in the 24-year-old with Mauricio Pochettino focusing on other targets.
New manager Sam Allardyce said previous year that if he returned to full fitness and remained committed, he could still have a future at the club.
With Gylfi Sigurdsson, Davy Klaassen and Nikola Vlasic already at the club, his departure may not leave the Everton manager scrambling to sign a replacement.
Barkley has been at Everton since he was 11-years-old, having been spotted by the club's late and prolific former scout Sid Benson, and made 150 Premier League appearances.
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Thank you for acknowledging the freezing cold weather and the necessity for hot tea! Seacrest asked Carey how she felt. After the incident past year Carey was ready to redeem herself with her powerful vocals.
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TE Kyle Rudolph, bothered by an ankle injury the past three weeks, wore a walking boot in the locker room after the game. Joe Berger will move over to center from right guard and Jeremiah Sirles will replace Easton, who is out of the season.
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As Engadget notes, this new TV from the company has the biggest OLED display in the world with the highest resolution. The firm said that it used OLED for its new display because it does not involve additional cost to make.
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Results of the investigation will be reported to the UN Security Council's sanctions committee, foreign ministry officials said. Earlier a foreign ministry official in Seoul had said the ship had been seized briefly by customs authorities who inspected it.
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That, Kim said, was "irreversible with any force", making it impossible for the United States to start a war against North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has repeatedly called for North Korea to join the Olympic games.