The Toffees midfielder has looked almost certain to leave the club for months – and it was confirmed by Ronald Koeman in a press conference last month that the 23-year-old was looking for a new challenge.
Spurs looked like they were the front runners for Barkley’s signature for some time, until Chelsea joined the race last week.
However, both London clubs were said to be put of by Everton’s reported hefty £50million price tag for the England international – but that could be all about to change.
According to the Mirror, the Toffees have now reduced their asking price for Barkley, and could be willing to listen to bids of £35million instead.
That could potentially open a door to a bid from Spurs or Chelsea – with Mauricio Pochettino staying a little coy when recently asked about a Tottenham move for the midfielder.
He said: I think we have different targets and, like I say, I don’t like to speak about another player at different clubs. I am so respectful with that.
“We are working hard to try to bring in players, but that is a rumour and I cannot confirm anything.”
Chelsea meanwhile could certainly be in the hunt for a new midfielder after the departure of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.
Barkley only has one year left to run on his current Everton contract and has reportedly turned down the Toffees’ offer of a new deal.