Chelsea set to sign Barkley

first_imgSince making his senior debut in 2011, Barkley has scored 21 times in 150 appearances, however, the Liverpool-born star had not featured for Everton in 2017/18 largely due to a serious hamstring injury.Nonetheless, manager Antonio Conte believes he can still have an impact if given time to make a full recovery. He told reporters: “We are talking about an English player, a young player, he is a good prospect for Chelsea.“I think that the club decided for this investment. This is a good opportunity for the club to buy this player. For sure, it is a good prospect for Chelsea.“He is very young, he has a lot of space for improvement. He is very strong physically, has good technique. He is a good prospect but at the same time it will be very important to understand, if he signs for the club, that he has to recover from his injury.“Don’t forget he had a bad injury, he had surgery, he has not played for seven months.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton’s midfielder Ross Barkley (R) vies with Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal on December 13, 2016LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, who was expected to complete his medical at the club on Friday.Barkley’s contract with the Toffees expires at the end of the season, and if a deal is done, it would see the 24-year-old leave the team he joined as an 11-year-old in 2005.last_img read more

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Man City boost! Kompany set for Premier League return

first_img Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany 1 Manchester City have received a boost ahead of their return to Premier League action with news club captain Vincent Kompany appears ready to make his comeback from injury.The centre-back has missed the Blues’ last five games with a calf injury and was also declared unfit for international action by his club manager Manuel Pellegrini.But that did not stop him being called up and, after sitting out Saturday’s game in Andorra, the 29-year-old was deemed ready for action in his country’s final Euro 2016 qualifier against Israel in Brussels.He played 58 minutes without apparent setback as the Red Devils won 3-1 to secure top spot in Group B and a seeding for next summer’s finals in France.Kompany then delivered a positive update on his condition ahead of City’s Barclays Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Saturday.He told Sky Sports News: “I feel great and I am glad I got to do it. I needed to be part of this. At the same time it’s going again now and I am just looking forward to the next games.“I play for my country and I am proud to do it. There are no small games. I have given everything I have, always, for City. I will carry on doing this and I will do the same for my country.”Kompany’s return, despite the previous reservations of Pellegrini, gives City some positive news after a difficult international break.Sergio Aguero, who scored five against Newcastle on his last City appearance, could be out for a month after suffering a hamstring injury playing for Argentina while David Silva injured his ankle on Spain duty.Left-back Aleksandar Kolarov also took a knock while away with Serbia.The full extent of their injuries will become clear after City have carried out assessments.These latest problems add to a number of issues City already had with Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy having also been sidelined.last_img read more

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