Ross Barkley remains determined to leave Everton.

The Liverpool Echo says Barkley’s decision to turn down Chelsea on deadline day hasn’t changed anything – he is still set to leave.

What his U-turn has done is merely delay the inevitable, put off his exit until the New Year and though plenty of Evertonians would still love to see him stay, chances of a him changing his mind on this one are slim.

The 23-year-old is certain he wants to go – for a “new challenge” according to Ronald Koeman – but he wants longer to make up his mind about where to.

Barkley also wants to head to a new club fit and ready to play rather than going straight to the treatment table. He is currently recovering from a hamstring injury.