Manchester United favourites to land £50m Chelsea target

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Manchester United are favourites to sign Chelsea midfield target Ross Barkley in the January transfer window, according to bookmakers.

Sky Bet offer odds of 9/2 on the Everton starlet moving to the Premier League champions before February 1st, as a number of clubs keep an eye on the 20-year-old.

Indeed, Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the central midfielder, who has three England caps to his name.

The Blues are second favourites to bring the player to Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho priced at 14/1 to land the target.

Where Barkley would fit into the Chelsea side is up for debate, with a plethora of players in the position already at ‘the special one’s’ disposal.

And, that could explain why they aren’t at the front of the queue to sign the player from Merseyside.

Things aren’t quite the same at Manchester United, who have struggled in midfield this term under manager David Moyes.

The Scot failed to land some major targets in the summer, with Marouane Fellaini the only significant addition at Old Trafford for the Red Devils.

Barkley, whose stock has risen dramatically during a fine individual campaign, would also be a signing for the future at Manchester United if they can secure his signature.

He’s unlikely to come cheap however, with the Red Devils believing £50million might be the price required to land the player, according to the Manchester Evening News last month.

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