Chelsea fans react as club closes in on £15m Ross Barkley deal

According to reports on the BBC, Chelsea are set to complete a £15m deal to sign Everton midfielder Ross Barkley with the player set to undergo a medical on Friday, and Blues fans have been quick to have their say on the news.

The Premier League holders came close to bringing the 24-year-old to Stamford Bridge on the final day of the summer transfer window, but a move never materialised as the player entered the final year of his Toffees contract having turned down the opportunity to extend his stay on Merseyside.

However, now Antonio Conte looks set to get his man, who is yet to play this season because of a long-term hamstring injury.

Chelsea supporters took to social media to have their on the rumour, and while one labelled the decision to buy the England international as a “waste of money”, another said ‘Loftus-Cheek is a better player than Barkley’.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…