Everton are yet to receive any offer for midfielder Ross Barkley, according to transfer guru Jim White.
Barkley has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park for several months having failed to sign a new deal at the club.
With just a year left on his remaining deal he has failed to sign a new contract, despite one being offered, and that has increased speculation that he will be departing the club at some point this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur has looked his most likely destination should he leave, with Spurs having been keen admirers for some time. However, reports have indicated that they are unwilling to match Everton’s value of their man.
It seems, though, if Barkley is to leave at any point, he will have to wait to do so, at least as far as Jim White and his source at Everton are concerned.
According to the broadcaster, there has been ‘no approach, no talk or dialogue’ with any club so far about the midfielder leaving the club.
Now, it’s easy to take that news with a pinch of salt given White has been a bit hit and miss with his Everton information in recent months, despite his apparent close relationship with Farhad Moshiri.
However, it’s easy to imagine it’s true. Barkley was hardly in inspired form last season and Everton are likely to be demanding a big fee for him, regardless of the fact he has a year left on his deal.
Add in his latest injury too, which will see him miss the start of the season, and it would actually be surprising if there had been any talks regarding him. In fact, it’s looking more likely he’ll stay than leave at this point.