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Man United to Re-Open Talks to Sign £15m Everton Full-Back Leighton Baines

by The Newshound

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Old Trafford side keen on Goodison Park defender.

Sir Alex Ferguson will revive his interest in Everton defender Leighton Baines after conceding defeat in his move for Ashley Cole.

The Manchester United manager has made the acquisition of a new left-back a top priority, despite the capture of Alexander Buttner in August.

Ferguson remains keen to replace Patrice Evra – and as revealed by Sportsmail last month, joined the race to land Cole, whose contract expires at the end of the season, from Chelsea.

But it is looking increasingly likely that Cole will team-up with former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Paris St Germain ahead of next season.

And United are reviving their interest in England international Baines, a player they spent much of the summer courting.
Ferguson felt Everton’s £15million valuation of Baines was a price too high, but the Old Trafford club want to re-open negotiations with the Toffees.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

In today’s transfer market £15m seems a very fair price to pay for a player of Leighton Baines’s quality and Sir Alex Ferguson may now be getting around to this fact, hence his willingness to re-open negotiations with Everton over a potential sale of the England man.

Patrice Evra hasn’t been as consistent this season as in previous campaigns and though back-up Alexander Buttner has looked good when called upon it does seem the Dutchman is something of a stop-gap signing.

Having sold Jack Rodwell in the summer there is perhaps less of a financial necessity to cash-in on Baines and with Marouane Fellaini’s Toffees future in doubt it is unlikely that David Moyes will allow Bill Kenwright to entertain the sale of both of the club’s prized assets.

Everton started the season brightly and as such may have a better chance of convincing any of their top performers that their ambitions can be realised at the Merseyside club.

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