CHELSEA playmaker Ross Barkley has been snapped while enjoying his post-season break at Lake Como with girlfriend Katherine Pilkington.
The 28-year-old has left for Italy after a hectic 2021-22 season, where he helped the Blues secure third place in the Premier League.
Barkley scored the winning goal in Chelsea’s last game of the season against Watford after going home in added time.
It was his only goal of the season after being used sparingly by coach Thomas Tuchel. The midfielder has featured in just 14 games in all competitions.
Attention now turns to his future at Stamford Bridge with the player having just one year left on his contract in west London.
But despite the uncertainty of potentially leaving clubs, the England international was spotted in relaxed spirits in Lombardy.
Barkley was basking in the Italian sun on a boat with stunning partner Pilkington.
The couple could even be seen indulging in an ice cream while taking in the sights around them.
And there was even time for the duo to sunbathe on the beach while Barkley thumbed through his phone.
Former Everton ace Barkley and the account manager were first spotted together in February when they took a trip to the Saatchi Gallery in London’s Sloane Square for Valentine’s Day.
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Pilkington keeps her 19,000 Instagram followers updated on her vacation in Italy.
One contribution read: “Europe in summer”.
In another upload, she simply said, “The next chapter.”
A moderator via influencers was quick to comment, with Tommy Fury’s partner Molly-May Hague saying: “So stunning.”
Dele Alli’s former flame Ruby Mae posted two love eye heart emojis.
Fashion consultant Fate Reddish then added, “Perfect girl, perfect setting.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5509202/chelsea-ross-barkley-girlfriend-lake-como/ Forgotten Chelsea star Ross Barkley relaxes on a boat with his stunning girlfriend Katherine Pilkington on Lake Como