He has spent a long time thinking about his future".
"I'm not anxious because I like to work with players who like to stay". We will go on.
"I am not anxious because I like to work with players who like to play".
The Dutchman also revealed he would attempt to make several signings to improve the competition in the squad whether or not Barkley stays.
With the 2016-17 Premier League season coming to close with Championship Sunday in less than 48 hours' time, time is running out on the (loose) club-imposed deadline for Barkley to accept and sign the contract offered to him. We're already two or three months into getting a picture of what we need.