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Sunday 24 September 2017

Barkley named in Everton's Europa League squad

Ross Barkley is in Everton's European squad
Ross Barkley is in Everton's European squad

Everton have included Ross Barkley in their Europa League squad despite the midfielder currently being injured and having an uncertain future at the club.

The England international is recovering from a hamstring tear which is likely to keep him out for another month but after his aborted move to Chelsea on deadline day, it is debatable how much he is in manager Ronald Koeman's plans anyway.

His refusal to sign a new contract at the end of last season angered the Toffees boss, who said as the player was entering the last 12 months of his contract he would be sold.

Everton thought they had achieved that on the last day of the window after accepting a £35million bid from the Londoners but despite agreeing personal terms and travelling south Barkley had second thoughts - much to the surprise of the Merseysiders.

Defender Seamus Coleman, who is recovering from a broken leg, is also included as is new signing from Hajduk Split Nikola Vlasic, having featured against Everton in the play-off round.

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