Leeds United are monitoring Chelsea outcast Ross Barkley ahead of the January move for the midfielder
Leeds United are monitoring Chelsea outcast Ross Barkley ahead of the January move for the midfielder, which has been limited to just 126 Premier League minutes so far this season.
- Leeds is monitoring Ross Barkley as they observe movement in the January window
- Barkley has been limited to just 126 minutes of the Premier League so far this season
- Leeds are also expected to finalize a deal for Espanyol’s Mateo Joseph Fernandez
Leeds United is monitoring developments with Ross Barkley in Chelsea ahead of a possible move in January.
Barkley was an unused substitute on Saturday when Chelsea beat Leicester City 3-0. He has made just eight appearances so far this season and is open to a move to win more regular playing time.
Leeds is not looking to spend a lot in January, but could explore what loans are available with a midfielder among their specific positions.
Leeds is monitoring Ross Barkley ahead of a possible loan move in the January transfer window
Marcelo Bielsa is willing to work with the squad he has, but Leeds acknowledge that they may need some fresh legs. Leeds face Tottenham on Sunday as they look to break away from the relegation zone.
They have been able to welcome Adam Forshaw back, fit, but they don’t want to put too much pressure on him after such a long period away. Leeds asked about Barkley’s Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour in the summer and chose not to pay the Huddersfield Town sale price for Lewis O’Brien.
Barkley has interest from other clubs and is interested in a loan amid fierce competition for places at Chelsea.
Leeds are also expected to finalize the signing of 18-year-old Espanyol forward Mateo Joseph Fernández for around £ 420,000 in January. The teenager, who is also qualifying for England, had the interest of Manchester City and Barcelona.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team will face stiff competition from Barkley, who is in disgrace at Chelsea