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He seem’s pretty sure.
The Everton star has been rumoured with a move away from Goodison Park all summer long.
Chelsea have so far added Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willy Caballero and Alvaro Morata to their roster so far.
But Antonio Conte is desperate to make further signings as the Blues get set for a return to the Champions League.
And Nicol thinks it makes sense for Chelsea to sign the England international.
“Yes I do (think Chelsea will gamble on Barkley),” he said on ESPN FC.
“I think this is the one that makes more sense to me.
“Ross Barkley at Everton had more than ample opportunity of playing time to show everybody what he’s got. I don’t think he can sustain a full season.
“Chelsea are trying to fill out their squad with quality, they guy has got ability.
“Maybe we will see it more if he plays with so-called better players at Chelsea.
“I think this makes sense for Barkley, it certainly makes sense for Chelsea. This one’s a hit for me.”