The Toffees are determined to keep Baines at Goodison Park but are more willing to sell midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who could join Manchester United in the last few hours of the transfer window.
Everton have rejected Manchester United’s improved £15 million bid for full back Leighton Baines, the Guardian reports.
The Red Devils have been interested in signing Baines all summer but have been thwarted by Everton, who are determined to keep Baines at Goodison Park, with manager Roberto Martinez seeing the English international as one of his key players.
The £15 million bid also marks the first time that United have made a separate bid for Baines.
Earlier in the summer, Manchester United manager David Moyes made two joint bids for Baines and Marouane Fellaini, which were both rejected by Everton.
A deal for Fellaini looks more likely, with reports suggesting that United have agreed a £24 million fee with Everton for the Belgian midfielder.
The chances of the Red Devil’s landing Baines is diminishing by hour despite reports which suggest that the full back would like to move to Old Trafford.
Everton value Baines at around £20 million and will not accept bids that don’t meet their valuation.
Although Moyes is a huge fan of Baines, it is unlikely that he will meet Everton’s valuation, meaning the full back looks set to remain at Goodison Park.