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Chelsea terminate midfielder Ross Barkley’s contract by mutual consent as ex-England international becomes free agent

Chelsea have confirmed that midfielder Ross Barkley’s contract has been terminated by mutual agreement.

Barkley’s contract, which he signed in 2018, was due to expire next summer. However, the west London club have now confirmed that the midfielder will now leave the bridge with immediate effect.


Barkley scored in his last game for Chelsea

“Ross Barkley has left Chelsea by mutual consent and becomes a free agent,” Chelsea wrote in a statement on Monday.

“We would like to thank Ross for his contribution to Chelsea and wish him well for the rest of his career.”

It is understood the Blues were hoping to send their midfielder whom they signed from Everton for £15million on loan this season.

However, after a below-par spell at Aston Villa and making just six Premier League appearances last season, Barkley was unable to secure a transfer, leading to Chelsea moving to remove him from the squad. payroll.

The former Toffees star’s last game for the Blues came in May, in which he scored a header to secure the three points against Watford.

Barkley was also instrumental in Chelsea’s victory in the Europa League and their run to the 2020 FA Cup final, scoring against Liverpool and Leicester, and winning a winners’ medal in 2018 in the same competition.

In total, the midfielder scored 12 goals in 100 appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge.

The 28-year-old former England international is now without a club this season.

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