Tottenham Hotspur are keeping an eye on Everton playmaker Ross Barkley as they consider a move for him in the summer, according to The Telegraph.

The English midfielder joined their youth setup in 2005 and graduated into the senior side in 2010.

After two loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United, the 23-year-old managed to secure a first team spot for the next three seasons at the Toffees.

However, he has been unable to do that so far this campaign and, because of this, talks to extend his current contract which has 18 months left on it, have allegedly been put on hold.

Despite his deal only having a year left in the summer, Everton will reportedly still ask for £25 million for Barkley.

Tottenham are said to be looking to expand their squad after struggling with attacking chances against better sides in the Premier League.

Spurs are currently in fifth place in the table, three points ahead of Manchester United and the same amount behind Manchester City.

With Mauricio Pochettino’s record of working with young English players in the Premier League, if Barkley is unable to secure regular first-team football on Merseyside this season, he may well be tempted to switch to London to continue his development.

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