Arsenal are one of several clubs refusing to pay £50m for Ross Barkley this summer as the Everton midfielder will be a free transfer in 12 months.

  • Barkley wants to leave this summer
  • Everton are demanding £50m for a player with a year left on his contract
  • Arsenal, Spurs, and United are interested

The England midfielder is out of contract next summer and is looking to leave the Merseyside club as a result of interest from a host of sides.

Everton, understandably, are looking to make as much money as they can from his sale, but clubs are reportedly being put off by his £50m price tag, according to the Metro.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are among the teams showing an interest.

While it was expected Barkley would leave Everton this summer, talk of where he could end up has quieted in recent weeks. That £50m price tag may have something to do with that.

With the player out of contract next year and showing no intention of extending his stay at Everton, clubs seem happy to play the waiting game. Either Everton have to reduce their asking price or risk losing the player for free next summer.