Ronald Koeman '100 percent' convinced Ross Barkley will leave

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman has told a news conference that he "100 percent" expects Ross Barkley to leave the club after the player told him at the end of last season he was looking to move on.

Barkley, 23, is in the final year of his contract and was told by Koeman he needed to make a decision on whether to accept the new deal on offer or be sold this summer.

"Ross told me at the end of the season he wanted another challenge," Koeman said. "His personal situation is really not so difficult: we made a good offer to him to sign a new contract, he declined that contract and told me that he is looking for a new challenge.

"It is not Everton future any more, it is his decision, I need to respect that and then we will see what happens but what I heard from the board is there is not really an offer on the table for Ross.

"My priority is not Ross, with respect, it is his decision. I look more to other players. I knew [this] at the end of the season.

"It is really clear, I am looking to other players and that is my priority and not Ross, with respect. It is his decision.

"Everyone knows what the situation is and that's enough, I don't talk any more about this."

Barkley is currently injured, having had surgery on a minor groin problem, and will be out for possibly the next month.

However, he will be expected to return to training as normal when he has recovered and Koeman has no plans to isolate him from the main group.

"He had his groin surgery last week and normally it takes three to four weeks before he is back," he added.

"He has one more year of contract and we work with respect for people and if he is back after his surgery, after the injury, and back for training he will be part of first-team sessions."

Asked whether he had noticed a change in the player since his return for preseason Koeman said: "No, he is the same."

Koeman also confirmed Phil Jagielka will keep the captain's armband at Everton, with Gareth Barry and Leighton Baines as back-up after being asked if Wayne Rooney would take on the role after signing from Manchester United.