Date: 16th January 2020 at 6:10pm
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Many fans have been reacting to links with former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley on Twitter.

Late last Wednesday evening, The Mirror released an exclusive claiming that the club are readying a January loan bid for the 26-year-old.

They also say that Chelsea are not keen on loaning Barkley out due to his importance to Frank Lampard’s side, but having only made a handful of starts this season, Moyes hopes the player is going to look to go somewhere he can get regular games in the run-up to EURO 2020 this month.

The gaffer is the man who gave the versatile middle man his big break in football at Everton, having watched him blossom through the youth teams on Merseyside.

And judging by supporters’ reactions to the rumour, it would be a welcome reunion in east London – little surprise given Barkley’s international pedigree and the fact that Mark Noble could do with his workload being eased for the run-in…