Ronald Koeman has this afternoon reaffirmed his “sign or be sold” stance on Ross Barkley.
Koeman has made it clear in recent months he is prepared to sell the England international this summer should he fail to sign the deal that has been on the table for several months. Koeman has also stated that the club require a final decision from Barkley by the end of this season as they need clarification before starting their summer recruitment.
With days of the Premier League campaign remaining, however, no resolution between the parties is in sight.
Koeman on Barkley contract: "The board has been working a long time to sign Ross for a longer period. We need an answer before next weekend"
— Andy Hunter (@AHunterGuardian) May 11, 2017
Ronald Koeman on Ross Barkley future: 'We need an answer before next week. He will either accept the contract or we will sell the player"
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) May 11, 2017
RK on Barkley: "Either he accepts contract or we sell. I like to work with players who want to stay." #EFC
— BBC Merseyside Sport (@bbcmerseysport) May 11, 2017