Ross Barkley set for Chelsea return

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According to Tribal Football, Ross Barkley will return to Chelsea this summer when his loan deal at Aston Villa expires.

The 27 year old midfielder has impressed on loan at Aston Villa but Dean Smith is unwilling to meet the price tag of the midfielder.

Barkley’s loan move to Aston Villa got off to a quick start, producing influential performances for Dean Smith’s side in the early parts of the season.

But after sustaining a hamstring injury at the end of November, which saw him miss eight matches in a row, Barkley’s form has never quite recovered.

It remains unclear what Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will do with Barkley when he returns to Cobham.

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