Spurs have been for a long while his destination of choice but they clearly hesitated when his hamstring went ping, Chelsea saw a late alternative to Chamberlain once he’d turned them down and made an offer that took Barkley and his agent by surprise and at which point stalled them for whatever reason (probably given the previous year long speculation about Spurs and the planning of the move) hoping they’d be back for him now. In the interim either Chelsea have become more palatable after consideration or Spurs interest has cooled given they could actually continue to wait out the final 6 months and get him for nothing in the summer.
Without his hamstring going he would have definitely been off last summer.
you've utterly missed his point. Or, have seen it but decided to argue for the sake of arguing.
yes, without the hamstring he would have been off last summer.
People are saying he should have been off last summer anyway.
HE chose to rehab at Everton. HE cancelled the move to Chelsea.
Now, 6 months later he is going to Chelsea.
It was clear by Chelsea's reaction to him binning them that they were happy to take him injured.