Man United Prepare Second Bid for Everton Wide-Man Leighton Baines

Red Devils are desperate to get their man this summer. 

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New Manchester United head coach David Moyes is set to lodge a second bid for coveted Everton defender Leighton Baines, according to reports in the Sunday Express.

The Premier League champions have been closely monitoring the England international all summer long, with a view to bringing the 28-year-old to Old Trafford next season.

However, the Red Devils have already seen one offer of £12 million for the full back rejected out of hand by recently appointed Toffees manager Roberto Mancini, who is understood to be desperate to keep hold of Baines at Goodison Park during the close-season transfer window.

That determination, though, is soon set to be tested as Moyes prepares a second improved bid for the left back, who has a contract on Merseyside that runs until June 30 2015.

The Scot rates his former player highly, with Baines having netted 22 goals for Everton in his 246 matches in total in all competitions for the Merseyside giants since joining the club from Wigan Athletic in July 2007 for an initial fee of just £5m.

And it is fair to say that in the intervening six-year period, the Englishman has gone on to establish himself as one of the most consistent and attack-minded full backs in the Premier League, with Moyes hoping that United’s latest offer will be enough to persuade Everton to part company with their star man this summer.

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