Chelsea's Ross Barkley faces uncertain future amid Kai Havertz latest


Ross Barkley could be forced out of Chelsea this summer, according to Football London.

The 26-year-old has struggled for gametime this term after making just 13 appearances under Frank Lampard.

If reports are to be believed, Barkley could be set to play an even smaller role in the first team next term.

Chelsea have already completed a deal to sign Hakim Ziyech this summer, while a deal has also been struck to bring Timo Werner to Stamford Bridge.

In addition to that, it's being reported that the Blues are hoping to finalise a deal to bring Kai Havertz to West London.

A move for the 20-year-old could cost up to £75million, and if that deal is agreed then it could spell the end of Barkley's time with Chelsea.

Football London wrote: "With Ziyech coming in, Werner on his way and then if Havertz arrives at Stamford Bridge, Ross Barkley's time at Chelsea could well be coming to an end.

"Lampard does like the England international, however he has had nothing more than a bit part role during the two and a bit seasons with the Blues.

"Barkley is expected to be one of the players on the chopping board should Lampard continue to bring in players as the Blues will be looking to raise some funds for the deal."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

It's only a matter of time before Ross Barkley is moved on.

The midfielder is a player who has really struggled to show his best form on a consistent basis for Chelsea, and that's proving costly now.

With a high calibre of player being tipped to come to Stamford Bridge it means that someone like Barkley is likely to be available for a move.

He's clearly a talented boy, but perhaps the former Everton man needs a club where he can be the main man.

If he does that then we might start to see the best of him.

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