The possibility of Ross Barkley making a permanent move to Aston Villa may have been scuppered after Chelsea have slapped a £35million price tag on the 27-year-olds head reports Football Insider.
Barkley has been on loan at Villa since last summer when Dean Smith swooped in to borrow the England international from Stamford Bridge.
Unfortunately for Smith, should he want to make the deal a permanent one he may be looking at a £35million investment to bring Barkley to Villa Park.
Smith isn’t the only Premier League manager looking at a hefty price-tag for a loanee as West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Jesse Lingard on a permanent basis but they’ll have to fork out too.
Since joining West Ham on loan, Jesse Lingard has been back to his blistering best. The 28-year-old looks to be enjoying his football and he looks to be a good fit at West Ham.
Unfortunately for the Hammers, if they want to make Lingard a permanent fixture at the club he may cost them a few extra quid because of clause United added to the agreement between the clubs.
According to the Sun, United refused to include a permanent transfer clause in the arrangement between both clubs and Lingard’s form is likely to drive up his value up.
Since joining West Ham on a six month loan deal the United loanee has scored three times in his four Premier League appearances under ex-boss David Moyes.
It is understood that Olé Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to keep the England international at Old Trafford as a back-up should he need Lingard’s services if suspensions or injuries become an issue.
Solskjaer reluctantly agreed to let Lingard leave on loan though as the out of favour midfielder attempts to rekindle some form and hopefully fight for a place on Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020/1 squad.