Will Spurs give him the switch to the capital he craves or could Barkley be left in limbo?
Tottenham remain the only Premier League side not to sign a single player in the summer transfer window so far.
News surrounding the 23-year-old is reaching fever-pitch on numerous British redtops, with some surmising a deal will have been reached before Poch and the lad's jet off across the pond.
Over the last few months, Tottenham Hotspur have appeared to be the only real contenders for Ross Barkley after the player informed Everton that he would not be signing a new deal.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told chief Daniel Levy the 23-year-old Scouser is his top summer target to help mount a title challenge this season.More news: Voting underway to elect new India president
Everton want to offload Barkley this summer to ensure they recoup of fee for a player who has been with them since the age of 12. Spurs are willing to pay between 25 and 30 million pounds.
The Toffees know the clock is ticking on Spurs deadline of next Wednesday when they depart for their pre-season tour of the USA and will test Levy's nerve and hold out for what they want.
The Toffees are also trying to push through a move for Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.
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Tottenham are reportedly pushing to secure the signing of Ross Barkley before they depart for their pre-season tour this week, but there's still a gap to be bridged.
It is being claimed Barkley is seeking £140,000 a week, which is always going to be a problem when you factor in Tottenham's current wage ceiling.