EPL: Lampard rules out Barkley January exit
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has ruled out a January exit for Ross Barkley, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek is taking positive steps in his return to fitness.
Barkley was a regular for Maurizio Sarri last season but has made just six Premier League starts under Lampard, though a foot injury suffered in October ruled him out for almost two months.
A reunion with David Moyes, who handed him his top-flight debut at Everton in 2011, at West Ham had been touted, but the Blues boss was adamant the England international will not be leaving.
“There’s no talk here of Ross Barkley going anywhere. He’s our player. I’ve got a lot of faith in Ross. That’s news I heard like everyone else this week,” said Lampard.