Man United to Launch £10m Opening Bid for Everton Full-Back Leighton Baines

Old Trafford side close in on Goodison Park defender.

United ready to bid £10m for Baines… but Everton value defender at £15m

Manchester United are ready to make a £10 million bid for Everton’s Leighton Baines.
United could move within the week or once chief executive David Gill returns from holiday in America.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Whilst Man United’s opening bid may not meet the Toffees valuation it does appear that the Merseyside club is at least open to discussing the possible sale of the former Wigan Athletic man.

Leighton Baines has been linked with a move to Man United for quite some time but it does appear that negotiations may well have started between the two clubs and the noises coming out of Goodison Park appear ominous and given the financial problems the Toffees are beset by a sale of a player or two this summer could be on the cards for David Moyes.

The 27 year old left back may well be brought in to keep Patrice Evra on his toes after the Frenchman exhibited some fairly average form last term.

Baines moves to Everton from Wigan for a fee of £6m in July 2007 and the Kirkby born defender has been a virtual ever present at left-back notching up 202 appearances for the club and scoring 15 goals in the process.

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