Liverpool preparing £38 million move for Everton’s Ross Barkley [Star Sport]

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Here’s a transfer prospect that could cause pandemonium on Merseyside.

Star Sport claim an exclusive on a sensational transfer story today, reporting that Liverpool are preparing £38million move for Everton’s Ross Barkley.

Everton youth product and Everton throgh-and-through, such a move would generate predictable tensions and controversy, as Barkley’s loyalty to his hometown club would be tested to the max.

The figure quoted by Star Sport – £38million – would represent a massive outlay, and indeed smash Liverpool’s transfer record.

Would Martinez be forced to sell with 38 carats dangled before him?