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Ross Barkley denies having deadline day Chelsea medical

The Everton midfielder, desired by Tottenham, will reassess his future in the January window.

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It turns out the stories about Ross Barkley on deadline day were too good to be true after all. Rumors swirled about the Everton midfielder who was the subject of long-standing interest from Tottenham Hotspur, and it was even reported on Sky Sports News that he had walked out in the middle of a medical at Chelsea after changing his mind.

Turns out, that wasn’t so accurate. Barkley clarified his situation on Twitter, saying that he never had a medical anywhere on Thursday, and will re-evaluate his status once he’s healed from his hamstring injury.

First, learn how to thread a tweet, Ross. Second, this makes a lot more sense but I confess to being a bit disappointed that the Chelsea-ghosting story isn’t true, mostly because they have it coming for the the whole Willian thing.

It also means, as we said earlier, that we can expect another go-around of rumors and links between Barkley, Chelsea, and Spurs as we head to the January transfer window. Brace yourselves. Winter is coming.