The Englishman is impressing during his season long loan with Aston Villa.
Barkley has a tough future at Chelsea, given the club's spending spree on attackers and attacking midfielders.
But he has shown his quality with Villa, scoring twice in five games for Dean Smith's team.
The Blues are watching Barkley, and a great season could earn him one last chance to stake a claim for a first team spot at the club.
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