Ronald Koeman: 'Ross Barkley has one week to decide Everton future'

Everton captain Phil Jagielka admits he doesn't know if he'll be at Goodison Park next season

The boyhood Evertonian was one of two players dropped for Saturday's defeat at Swansea following a poor display against Chelsea the previous weekend.

Lukaku has two years remaining on his deal, Barkley one, which is why Koeman has taken a different approach with each. We need an answer if he will accept the contract or we sign a player. Stekelenburg's not fit, he has a groin problem, Seamus we know, Funes we know, Bolasie we know, McCarthy we know, Lennon we know.

"I think if you need so much time, then you have doubts", said Koeman, before saying "no, no", when asked if that concerns him.

In recent months we've also seen Koeman pick fights with Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and hold nothing back in his assessment of Oumar Niasse, who has since been sent on loan to Hull.

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The 34-year-old has been at the club since joining from Sheffield United for a fee of £4m in 2007 and is contracted to the Toffees until the summer of 2018.

Now Koeman has attempted to crank up the pressure on Barkley to make a decision, so as to get the situation resolved in order to keep the distractions to a minimum. We are already trying to get players in for next season in the front positions. The board is working a long time for Ross to stay for a long period. "He knows what he needs to improve", said Koeman, who had no update on the striker's future.

"That's what the club needs to know because we can't wait until the last moment, it's not good for the player and it's not good for the club".

He has returned four goals and eight assists in the Premier League during the campaign and regularly linked up brilliantly with team-mate Romelu Lukaku, per WhoScored.com.

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