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Koeman confirms Barkley will leave Everton after rejecting new contract offer

Goal.com logo Goal.com 26-07-2017

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has confirmed Ross Barkley will leave the club after rejecting a new contract.

Barkley, 23, has been strongly linked with Tottenham and Arsenal as he enters the final year of his current deal at Goodison Park.

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And when asked about the latest on Barkley's on Wednesday, Koeman told a press conference: "He declined our contract offer and he has told me he is looking for a new challenge. I need to respect that."

The Dutchman was also asked whether the midfielder would leave 100 per cent, to which he replied: “Yes.”

However, Koeman also revealed that Everton have not received any offers for Barkley.

More to follow.

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