Ronald Koeman raises doubts over Ross Barkley's future at Everton

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Thus, with just two games left of the season, attentions are turning to who could be coming in and who could be leaving Goodison Park this summer, and the future surrounding midfielder Ross Barkley remains uncertain with just a few weeks of the campaign remaining.

Barkley has one year left on his contract and is not keen on signing an extension, but Everton does not want to wait till next season for him to decide.

"But we don't wait until August".

According to Daily Mail, Tottenham and Arsenal are competing to lure Ross Barkley from Everton, with Spurs being the favorites to complete the signing.

Barkley has played in 34 of Everton's 36 league matches under Koeman this season, but his time at the club could be nearing it's end.

"I am delighted to be here - I have been here a long time now", The Mirror quote his as saying.

He said: "I think if you need so much time, then you have doubts".

The Dutchman has repeatedly criticised his player in public over the way he is developing, and earlier this season he was struggling to get into the first team.

" It needs to be next week, because if we go for a holiday we need to know if we need to sell the player". "We all know it will be hard". "He knows what he needs to improve", said Koeman, who had no update on the striker's future.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says Romelu Lukaku is an easy player to manage. That's what you like to do as a manager, develop the players.

As a Liverpool-born product of Everton's academy Barkley is also well-liked by Everton's fans, many of whom would be unhappy to see him join a Premier League rival.