Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has firmly denied having a medical examination at any club during the final stages of the summer 2017 transfer deadline day. The English international has insisted he will be rethinking his career during the upcoming January transfer window.

It had been understood that Everton had agreed to a £35m transfer deal with Chelsea for the midfielder on the final day of the transfer window, with personal negotiations only needing to be agreed between player and the London-based club.

Farhad Moshiri, the majority shareholder for Everton F.C, said the deal had been accepted between the two clubs and that he thought personal terms had also been agreed when speaking on behalf of the transfer.

However, he also mentioned that shortly after he received word from the agent of Ross Barkley, stating the midfielder had changed his mind and was going to rethink his choice in the following transfer window.

Barkley's opinion

However, Barkley, who had been linked with a summer transfer move to Tottenham Hotspurs for most of the transfer window, took to social media website Twitter to deny such reports.

He stated that despite much speculation and rumour coming from the press on the final day of the transfer window, he did not actually have a medical with Chelsea, or indeed any other football club.

Current situation

As the attacking midfielder is currently injured, he insists he wants to focus on his recovery and then look towards the January transfer window to decide his future.

Barkley currently has a hamstring injury, which he picked up during first-team training last month after undergoing groin surgery.

Ross Barkley currently has less than a year remaining on his professional contract with Merseyside club Everton. After being offered an extension earlier this year, he refused as he felt his ambitions had exceeded those of the football club.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman insisted if Barkley refused the contract the club had offered him, then he would be sold. And it looks like Everton plan to back Koeman.

Everton F.C must accept some sort of money for the English international, or risk losing him on a free transfer in next year's summer transfer window.

It seems Chelsea might be the odds on bet, with them already having a bid of £35m accepted. However, with Tottenham maintaining their interest, it will be an interesting January transfer for Barkley.