Merseysiders are angry at how the champions poached their manager.
Manchester United’s hopes of signing Everton defender Leighton Baines are receding after it emerged that the Toffees were furious about the manner in which the Red Devils poached head coach David Moyes from them at the end of last season, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Premier League champions have already written to the Merseysiders to apologise for the way in which they lured the Scot to Old Trafford, with it now having been revealed that United first made contact with Moyes months before Sir Alex Ferguson announced that he would be stepping down from his role in the north west.
And Everton are said to be just as angry at how the news was leaked to the press before their season had even ended, with the effect that news could have had on the team as they went in search of Uefa Champions League football in the new campaign.
All of which means that Everton are now adamant that they will not do any transfer business with their counterparts from Old Trafford this summer, which means that England international Baines will be staying put rather than joining United.
The top-flight giants have already had one offer of £12 million for the left back rejected by Everton, but unless they return with a bid that the Toffees just cannot refuse for the 28-year-old, who has scored 22 goals in 246 matches for the Merseysiders, then they will have to look elsewhere for a new full back.