The Rangers are pursuing Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley before the September 1 transfer deadline. Ross Barkley is expected to leave Chelsea this summer, with Celtic reportedly interested in the Englishman. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Rangers are keen on signing Ross Barkley from Chelsea before Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic during the summer transfer window, according to The Sun’s journalist Alan Nixon.
Chelsea’s Ross Barkley is looking to leave Chelsea ahead of the deadline on September 1 to find regular playing time. According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, who is on an estimated PS 200k per week contract with Stamford Bridge, is no longer wanted by the London club. Midfielder Ross Barkley has fallen well down Chelsea’s pecking order, failing to make a single appearance for any of Thomas Tuchel’s Premier League games, despite being involved in the club’s pre-season tour to America.
With Thomas Tuchel seeking to sign at the end of the transfer window, Chelsea star Ross Barkley has hinted he may make way for a new face in Chelsea’s locker room. Midfielder Ross Barkley broke through into the first-team unexpectedly last season, making 14 appearances and scoring a goal in Chelsea’s last-day victory at Watford, but is now seen as surplus to requirements at the club. After spending time on loan at Aston Villa, Barkley earned a few minutes for Chelsea last season.
At the age of 17, Barkley earned his Premier League debut for Everton, but his career has since stagnated at Chelsea. On May 14, when Liverpool defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley, he entered the game as a late substitution. The departure of Barkley coincides with a summertime cleanup at Stamford Bridge, and more departures are anticipated. Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan, while Hakim Ziyech has been connected to a return to Ajax.
With a year left on his contract, he was released by the Blues, and now that he is 28 years old, he is looking for a new team to help him further his career. Gio van Bronckhorst is rumoured to be interested in adding Champions League talent to his squad, and Rangers have been mentioned as a possible destination. However, he is also sure to have multiple offers from the Premier League closer to home. Moore, a former Rangers defender, stated on Go Radio: “He’s just 28. Let’s not forget that he moved from Everton to Chelsea only four years ago as a result of outstanding achievements at Everton.