David Moyes will attempt to prise Leighton Baines away from former club Everton in an attempt to bring the England international with him to Manchester United, despite seeing his first offer for the left-back rejected, the
Everton turned down the opening bid of £12m but Moyes is likely to return with a slightly improved offer in the region of £14m – still short of the £18m valuation Sir Alex Ferguson refused to pay a year ago, when Moyes was the Everton manager.
United are still unwilling to match that figure, however, but will not give up on the chase for the former Wigan Athletic player. Baines is said to be content to stay at Everton but would move to Old Trafford if a fee was agreed between the two clubs.
It was Moyes who took Baines to Goodison Park from Wigan in the summer of 2007, with Baines going on to make 236 appearances to date for the Toffees, scoring 22 goals. He ended last season as one of Everton’s leading goal scorers, netting seven times in 44 games, including a spectacular free-kick against Newcastle United.
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