Ross Barkley is set to become the January transfer window’s biggest domestic saga and possibly the biggest domestic deal.

Everton are ready to consider selling prized asset Barkley - perhaps for as much as £60million - to fund a spending spree in order to shore up their faltering squad and make sure the club does not tumble into the relegation battle.

In that respect it is understood Everton will listen to offers is excess of £45m for Barkley.