Chelsea keen to sign Everton star and then loan him back – report

Chelsea want to sign Everton youngster Ross Barkley for £10m this summer and then loan him back to the Merseysiders for next season, according to The People.

It is claimed Chelsea are optimistic about their chances of doing a deal for the 18-year-old, who signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park in December.

Manchester United are also said to be keen on Barkley and several other clubs have watched him.

The Sun on Sunday suggest Everton and Fulham are interested in highly-rated Watford youngster Sean Murray – he signed a new three-year contract only last month.

Meanwhile, QPR want to replace Shaun Wright-Phillips with Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett, the Sunday Mirror say.

It is claimed that Rovers will demand £5m compensation for Hoilett, who will be out-of-contract this summer but is too young to move on a Bosman free transfer.

Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is said to have told manager Mark Hughes that he can move for Hoilett, 21, if the club stay in the Premier League.

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