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Ross Barkley is keen on leaving Everton for a bigger challenge and has attracted interest from Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea lack numbers in the central midfield position and Blues legend has done well to tip Barkley to join the club he left as a legend.

With London trio Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all linked with the Everton midfielder, Lampard has told Barkley it is high time he sought a new challenge, just as he did when he left West Ham for Stamford Bridge and went on to win everything as a player with the Blues.

Lampard told “Looking at it from the outside, he’s 23 now and he’s always had pockets of games where he’s done well and we talk about him.

“His England career has done a bit of that as well because he’s never done that throughout a season, so maybe a change would be good for him.

“At some stage sometimes, I did it as a young lad at West Ham, you have to try and go out of your comfort zone and try something else.

“Everton fans might not want to hear that, but everybody moves on.’

“I like Ross and he’s got so much talent,” Lampard added.

“While it does look like he’s going to leave now, he does need to go to a club where he can fulfill that talent.

“It’s all there, but he probably just needs to get a bit more out of himself. He’s at a young age and it seems that he wants to move.

“If he comes to a team like Chelsea or Tottenham, the players around him will help him improve because he’ll see what it takes to go to the next level.

“Ross has the potential and he needs to go to the next level, he needs to look at the likes of Hazard and Willian and try and do the things they do.

“That not just have the potential, but to create and score goals regularly.”

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