Chelsea are ready to offer money plus striker Demba Ba to Everton in an attempt to bag Toffees midfield man Ross Barkley, [football] direct news understands. A source close to Stamford Bridge told FDN exciting England international Barkley has been identified as the natural long-term replacement for veteran Frank Lampard, who is out of contract at the end of the season. The 20-year-old produced a stunning strike in the opening exchanges of the 3-2 loss to Manchester City at the weekend and is widely-expected to be a prominent figure in England’s World Cup campaign in Brazil this summer. Ba has found regular first-team football hard to come by in west London and could find himself further down the pecking order if the Blues bring in new strikers. Chelsea hope Everton’s need for a new hitman could swing the deal in their favour. The Merseyside outfit will see loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore return to Chelsea and Monaco respectively in the coming weeks.