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Everton Block Man United Move for Full-Back Leighton Baines

Toffees not listening to offers for England international.

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David Moyes’ former employers, Everton, have blocked an approach from Manchester United for their star left back Leighton Baines according to the Daily Express.

Manchester United were preparing a new bid for the England international after their initial £10million bid was rejected by Toffee’s chairman Bill Kenwright, as he confirmed the 28 year-old is not for sale.

Baines has spent the last six years under the reign of Moyes, but a reunion does not appear to be on the cards any more due to Roberto Martinez’s desperate plee to his employer to keep star players to help him build for next season. Martinez wants to build Everton into a stronger side, taking them further than Moyes did.

Instead, Belgian international Marouane Fellaini appears to be on his way to Old Trafford instead, after United missed out on Thiago Alcantara to European champions Bayern Munich last week. The Red Devils also missed out on Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman too, who is close to signing a deal with Italian side Roma, after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.

Marcel Barends [technical manager] told PSV’s official club website that “an offer impossible to turn down [was made for Strootman], one of the biggest fees in the history of PSV”.

His personal terms appear to have been pre-agreed so the 23 year-old shall be just awaiting a medical with in the Italian capital.

Everton have no say in this transfer saga since Fellaini has a £23.5million release clause which will allow interested parties, such as Manchester United and Arsenal, to take the 25 year-old cheaply.


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