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Aston Villa boss Smith rules out signing permanently Chelsea midfielder Barkley

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has ruled out signing permanently Ross Barkley.

The midfielder is currently on-loan to the end of the season from Chelsea.

Smith said, “Ross came to us on loan at the beginning of the season.

"We agreed that it would be just a loan.

"Barkley has two more years of contract with Chelsea, we did not discuss the possibility of buying the player outright."

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