The January transfer window is now open so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer.
The current Premier League champions attempted to sign the 24-year-old midfielder in the summer, in a deal worth around £35million, but he ended up staying at Goodison Park to continue his recovery from hamstring surgery.
It remains to be seen whether Pochettino has lined up another target, which could have changed his mind about signing Barkley.
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The Chilean worldwide has six months left on his contract and has decided against signing a new deal at the Emirates. In terms of what happens, we will have meetings and see what is best.
Ross Barkley is due to undergo a Chelsea medical today and is being predicted to complete a switch to Stamford Bridge by the end of the day.
It looks like it's going to happen.
The Tottenham boss was keen on the England global last summer, but something has changed and the Argentine was not willing to sanction the move.
While the Evertonian has been out injured for first half of the season, he has resumed training and thus will be available to play in all four competitions for the Blues.
That delay looks likely to cost Barkley's boyhood club £20m in transfer revenue although Everton risk losing the England worldwide for nothing in the summer and will reluctantly accept a cut-price move.