Koeman ready to call on Barkley

10 August 2017 10:48:12 EST

Everton boss Ronald Koeman says there have been no bids for Ross Barkley and the midfielder remains a part of his plans.

Barkley is due to fall out of contract next summer and has stated he is open to a move away from Goodison Park.

If there's no interest he will be part of the team.

Ronald Koeman

A host of clubs have been linked with the 23-year-old England international, including Tottenham and Arsenal, but Koeman says as yet there has been no concrete interest, with Everton said to be demanding a £50million fee.

Koeman has now stated Barkley will be available for selection should no bids come in, with the Toffees beginning their Premier League season at home to Stoke City on Saturday.

"If there's no interest he will be part of the team," Koeman told reporters on Thursday. "He is training with Everton, he is part of the team and training in a good way."

"There is no offer on the table for us and that means he will stay at Everton. What happens in the next few weeks, I don't know.

"He has a one-year contract, he is a really good player and if someone likes to buy him it would be a big deal. I expect to have offers on the table, he made a decision to not sign the contract, but if there is no interest he will stay and could be part of the team.

"I respect every ambition of every player, he is still training at Everton, training in a good way, and we will see what will happen."

The Goodison Park club are 4/5 to secure a win against the Potters and are 17/2 to win 2-1 on home turf, with Wayne Rooney 7/4 to score at any time.

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