Report: Tottenham confident of signing of Ross Barkley in January

Ross Barkley of Everton and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal clash during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur are confident of signing Ross Barkley from Everton in January.

Ross Barkley of Everton and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal clash during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

According to reports from The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to battle Chelsea for the signing of Everton midfielder Ross Barkley when the transfer window re-opens in January.

The England international, who has 22 caps under his belt, is yet to play for the club this season because of a severe hamstring injury.

The 24-year-old is nearing full fitness again, and it could lead to a bidding war between the two London clubs.

Everton's English midfielder Ross Barkley (R) takes on Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the...

The report adds that Everton are resigned to losing the England midfielder, who was on the verge of a £25 million transfer move to Chelsea just hours before the summer transfer window closed. The deal collapsed at the last minute.

Spurs have a strong attacking midfield unit, but Barkley could still be a fantastic addition for the north London club.

Ross Barkley of Everton and Enner Valencia of Everton celebrate after the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The report adds that Spurs have decided to enter the bidding process, believing they can pull off the final deal.

Meanwhile, Everton are close to completing the singing of Cenk Tosun, and are showing strong interest in bringing Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi to Goodison Park.

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