With Everton valuing Barkley at £30 million, Tottenham have cooled their interest in the star.
Everton's Ross Barkley
The Mail report Tottenham officials have discussed a move for Barkley, but the fact they have two players in Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen who can play in his position.
This makes the sum of money an unwise figure for Spurs to invest, for a player who would not necessarily be a first team starter week in and week out.
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Tottenham are an attractive club for Barkley to sign for given that they are competing for Champions League places and on the edge of the title mix, but at the same time they do not particularly need him, and it could be a negative move in terms of playing time.
Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen signed new contract extensions earlier this year, making potential moves for the pair unlikely, with no spaces for Barkley.
Barkley is a talent who has bags of potential at 23, and while Mauricio Pochettino could potentially work wonders with him, the midfielder will have to stay at Everton for the foreseeable future or hope another top side takes an interest.