Joey Barton has offered a unique insight into why Ross Barkley’s proposed move to Chelsea on transfer deadline day fell through.
Everton midfielder Barkley had agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions after the Goodison club had agreed to a £35m price tag for the 23-year-old.
However, Barkley then changed his mind and returned to Merseyside from London with the deal not completed.
Controversial midfielder Joey Barton is serving a 13-month ban for his breach of FA betting rules.
The player has decided to switch to the pitch for the radio studio as he joins Ray Parlour and Adrian Durham at talkSport on Matchday Live.
The 34-year old has played for Manchester City, Newcastle United and Queen Park Rangers. He says he is excited to move in this direction.