Chelsea have announced that midfielder Ross Barkley has left the club by mutual consent and is a free agent.
Barkley, who has 33 caps for England but has not played for his country since 2019, has not appeared for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season.
The 28-year-old’s last game for Chelsea was a 2-1 win over Watford on the final day of last season when he scored a 90th-minute winner.
“We wish him all the best for the rest of his career” Read a Chelsea statement.
Chelsea signed Barkley from Everton in January 2018 for £15m.
He has made 232 appearances in the Premier League for Chelsea, Aston Villa – on loan – and Everton, scoring 29 goals and providing 28 assists.
Barkley made his Premier League debut for Everton aged 17 but his career has stalled at Chelsea.
He came on as a late substitute in Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat by Liverpool on 14 May as the Blues lost on penalties at Wembley.