Everton manager Allardyce recently suggested to Sky Sports that he is not sure about the future of Barkley.
The England international attacking midfielder, who is injured at the moment, is out of contract at Everton at the end of the season.
According to The Liverpool Echo, London clubs Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur wanted to sign the 24-year-old in the summer transfer window.
Allardyce recently told Sky Sports: "I'd like to think we can keep Barkley, unless somebody's already done a deal for him.
"I am not daft enough to know in this game that those words and phone calls might not have already gone on.
"If we could get Ross Barkley to stay then nobody would be more delighted than me. Whether that is a possibility I do not know.
"For me it's about getting him back in the squad first and seeing where we are from there.”
Everton and Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to Allardyce’s comments on Barkley.
Below are some of the best comments:
To me he come more across as the lads been offered a deal by the club from what I gather and nothings happened so I aint begging him to stay.— stephen smith (@JesterSmith1976) December 1, 2017
I agree but if you can swap Ross with a midfielder who can suit Everton more effectively then he will have to leave. An unhappy player is no good to Everton as long as we do not do a ‘Lukaku’ error.— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) December 1, 2017
Barkley doesn’t want to play for Everton. Is he still having cup of tea with unsworth? His priority is money— Al (@BluenoseAl) December 1, 2017
Ross Barkley can become a Everton Legend. He should stay & and win the @premierleague & @ChampionsLeague @Everton . He has the potential to become one of the best players in the world. @RBarkley20 is Mr Everton. 2/2 #EFC #COYB— JoshRogersonJones (@JRJ_Josh) December 3, 2017
His issues were definitely with Koeman, and as much as Alladyce wants him to stay, he's already made his mind up to go. That's why he's not— Peter C (@peterblue66) December 4, 2017
what a waste of talent, i suppose hes better than sissoko. god i hate footballers— SamFatardyce (@A_D_T0) December 3, 2017
I would love him to stay and fight his way back into the team. But don't want Everton bowing and scraping at Barkley feet. Just tell him want the contract is and tell him to take it or leave it.— Mark Hawkins (@markhawkinsefc) December 4, 2017
Id give him ONE chance, sign or leave. If he cant decide then hes not the right player, ditch and move on. Hes never taken that next step and is always injured. Wouldnt get in the team right now.— Fidgell (@IamFidgell) December 3, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur fans:
@Pochspur I want Barkley but he’s not the player we desperately need, thoughts?— Matt. (@MauricioMagic) December 4, 2017
I’ll take him but he shouldn’t be the priority, wingers should— Ben (@Pochspur) December 4, 2017
If we are looking for quality depth and someone to push on Eriksen, sadly I dont think this guy is the answer— Cひ (@cxnnor212) December 4, 2017
Really don't rate him. If he was that good he'd have been snapped up ages ago. Everton, is just about his level on a good day.— Andy (@ANDY181250) December 4, 2017
Hopefully it’s not us. We should try sign zaha— Wenger In (@johnoG00) December 4, 2017
Barkley is a very attacking midfielder who would be a good signing for any club next summer, especially as he would be a free agent.
It would make sense for Everton to keep hold of the Englishman beyond January or next summer.