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Manchester United & Chelsea go head-to-head for Barkley

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing young England star Ross Barkley to the club, according to The Daily Express.

The 19-year-old has had a great start to what is becoming his break-through season at Everton, and his early form has got caught the eye of the big clubs.

Barkley made his Premier League debut back in the 2011/12 season, but struggled with his fitness and eventually lost his place in the side.

Since then he has had loan spells at both Sheffield Wednesday and more recently Leeds United.

With Manchester United only managing to bring in one big-name player during the summer transfer window, fans are keen to see at least another midfielder join the squad in January. And, the paper claims they are keen on the talented teenager.

United may have an advantage over Chelsea due to David Moyes working with Barkley at Everton for many years before the Scotsman took over from Sir Alex Ferguson during this pre-season.

Everton will be looking for at least £20million for their main, according to the paper, but this should prove no problem for Manchester United or Chelsea, who still both have money to spend after a very different transfer window.

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