Everton To Offer Leighton Baines New Deal To Fight Off January Swoop From Manchester United

Attacking full back refused to hand in a transfer request on Monday to force through move to Old Trafford. 

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Manchester United will closely monitor how Everton defender Leighton Baines settles back in at Goodison Park before deciding whether or not to move for the player again in January, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils had a frustrating final day of the summer transfer window on Monday, missing out on a number of potential targets, although new head coach David Moyes was successful in managing to persuade Everton midfield player Marouane Fellaini to move to Old Trafford.

The giant Belgium international eventually agreed a £27.5m move to United, but only after the 25-year-old was forced to hand in a transfer request and give up a whopping £4m in loyalty payments in the process.

However, Moyes was not so successful in trying to land Fellaini’s Toffees team-mate Baines, who refused to follow his colleague in handing in a transfer request, with United unwilling to meet Everton’s asking price for the coveted England international.

And with the Merseyside giants now preparing to offer the 28-year-old a new bumper contract worth £75,000 per week, which is a raise of £25,000 per week on his current deal at Goodison, United are said to be keen to see how the left-back reintegrates back into the Everton fold between now and January, before deciding whether to return for the player in the new year.

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