Everton set sights on transfer targets as Europe beckons

Koeman not confident Barkley will sign new Everton deal

The England worldwide, 23, has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer as he's yet to sign a new contract and is approaching the final year of his current deal.

"If you offer a player a new contract, and a good contract".

And Koeman accepts it will now be tough for Lukaku - who like Barkley has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park - to overhaul England worldwide Kane. "On Monday. Then we'll know it". "Even if he stays comes more competition for him next season".

Koeman says the Toffees are looking for players who operate in Barkley's position irrespective of whether or not the 23-year-old midfielder signs a new deal, with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2018. "I think Manchester City will try and sign stronger and maybe better players - players who have won things over the years". The board spoke to the player and the agent.

"We will see what the answer will be - and I don't know what will happen if he doesn't give any answer about that".

'If we can do our business the team for next season will be really strong. Let's hope we can do good business.

'I think we have the same picture and that is to improve the squad'. "I don't imagine he will get the games he needs".

Barkley scored what could prove to be his last goal in an Everton shirt when he netted the victor in the 1-0 victory over Watford last Friday.

Everton finish their season with an away game against Arsenal on Sunday and it is highly unlikely that Barkley will have made up his mind by then, as reported by the Telegraph.



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