According to Football Insider, Chelsea midfielder Barkley has decided to stay, which is a blow to Leeds United and Aston Villa.
Barkley is in the focus of many Premier League teams, but reports claim that he has told Chelsea seniors that he does not want to leave the team and that he wants to keep the Blues competing for the main position.
This is a blow to teams such as Leeds United and Aston Villa, who hope to loan Barkley.
Chelsea hopes to reduce salary expenses, which allows Leeds United and Aston Villa to see an opportunity to introduce Barkley.
Earlier news said that Chelsea was considering adding Barkley to the deal to buy Rice.
Barkley is worth 30 million pounds and he hopes to prove himself at Chelsea.