Everton eyeing up a loan move for Ross Barkley

Reece James of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with Ross Barkley
Reece James of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with Ross Barkley - IMAGO / Shutterstock

Everton are thought to be keen on a move for their former midfielder Ross Barkley as per the Telegraph.

The Chelsea midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge after failing to impress manager Thomas Tuchel and he needs to leave the London club in order to play regular first-team football.

Meanwhile, Everton could use some depth and creativity in their midfield and Barkley would be an interesting acquisition for them.

The England midfielder could be a useful player for them if he manages to regain his confidence and sharpness.

Furthermore, signing him on a short term deal would represent a bargain acquisition for the Toffees as well, who are currently struggling to stay within the financial fair play regulations.

It will be interesting to see if Everton can agree on a loan deal with Barkley for the remainder of the season.

The midfielder is clearly not in the first team plans of Thomas Tuchel and it would be wise of the Blues to let him leave on loan.

Not only would the move cover his wages, it would also help the player regain his sharpness with regular football elsewhere. If Barkley manages to perform well with Everton, it could preserve his market value and allow Chelsea to cash in on him for a reasonable price next summer.

Barkley was on loan at Aston Villa last year but he managed to disappoint after a flying start at Villa Park.

The midfielder is clearly lacking in confidence and belief right now and it will be interesting to see whether Rafa Benitez can bring out the best in him.