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Chelsea have finally completed the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton. The 24-year-old joined Chelsea in a £15 million deal as the move was completed on Friday.

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has revealed he’s happy that the deal has finally been concluded, as he can now set his eyes on other targets.

He said: “I don’t think [him staying] was ever on the cards to be perfectly honest. So we all knew what was going to happen.

“The good thing for me is that it has happened on day one and we can move on the stop the speculation. Ross Barkley is a Chelsea player, good luck to him.

“We have to look at what we bring in, what we can improve the side with and try to move on and make as many league points as we possibly can between now and the end of the season.”

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