Though Spurs have baulked at the fee, their interest in Barkley will remain until the deadline.
National newspapers have reported that Arsenal are also interested in Barkley this summer.
According to the Mirror, Spurs were considered the most likely escape option out of Goodison Park for the England global, after he and Everton boss Ronald Koeman apparently fell out over contract negotiations.
Barkley is a product of the Toffees academy and has racked up 179 senior appearances for them.
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As with most of those games, Dyson's bunt came in what was still a winnable contest. "It wasn't like I got upset about it". Verlander, who appeared visibly disgruntled at the play (but said afterward that he had no problem with it), fell apart.
Adding to Barkley's woes is Koeman's unwavering desire to add Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson whose goals' assists and set-pieces have kept Swansea in the Premier League for the last two seasons.
With that in mind, could Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy get it right exactly a year after their ill-fated £30million move for Moussa Sissoko?
Barkley could do with a move to reignite his career as it appears his adventure at Everton is coming to a close.
Barkley, 23, burst onto the Goodison Park scene six years ago - tipped to be the latest Merseyside superstar since Wayne Rooney. The 23-year-old is blessed with vast potential and Pochettino could certainly be the man to unearth it.
It isn't probable that the window will pass without Barkley heading out, though.
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