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Everton boy-wonder Barkley will be unfazed by speculation

Everton assistant manager Steve Round is confident reports linking Chelsea with a £20m move for Toffees starlet Ross Barkley will not affect the 17 year old. The teenager was impressive on his senior debut in the Toffees' first game of the season against QPR and has continued to impress in the handful of appearances he has made since then.

Asked if he was worried the midfielder might be unsettled by rumours of interest from Stamford Bridge, Round said: "No, not at all. Ross is very level-headed. It's just speculation, he knows that."

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