Transfer Deadline Day has always been known to provide some twists and turns all the way up until the window slams shut, and this year has been no different.
Everton's Ross Barkley was on his way to Chelsea to conclude a deal worth £35 million with the current Premier League champions. He had even completed a medical with the Blues.
However, following the completion of his medical, the midfielder surprisingly pulled out of the deal and has instead decided to stay at the Toffees, giving yet another blow for Chelsea after missing out on Fernando Llorente to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the day.
This will now be the fourth player the Blues have missed out on in this summer's transfer window, after missing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool and Llorente to Spurs.
The England international was at Chelsea's Cobham training ground undergoing his assessments after the two clubs agreed on a fee, but his decision to pull out of the move after completing his medical means the deal is now off.
Barkley's decision to turn down a move to Chelsea has shocked football fans on Twitter, but the reaction of Sky Sports' Paul Merson has one-uped the entire situation and has stunned football fans even further.
During Sky Sports' Deadline Day coverage, Merson said in reaction to the Barkley's Chelsea snub that he was surprised by the midfielder's decision, and that he believes he got nervous about being London. The argument he made against that was: "You can't be in Liverpool for the rest of your life."
Pretty sure he could if he wanted to Merson!
Needless to say, fans were stunned with the Sky Sports' pundit on Twitter.
Twitter had their own great reactions to Barkley pulling out of his transfer to Chelsea after his medical with the team as well.
Chelsea fans will now have to wait until January for another opportunity to sign Barkley if they wish to do so. According to the Daily Telegraph's Matt Law, that is a real possibility, but for the time being, he will return to Everton.
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