Manchester United has had a £12m bid to reunite new manager David Moyes with England defender Leighton Baines rejected by Everton. Moyes has made Baines, 28, one of his top transfer priorities as he prepares to take charge officially at United after his move from Goodison Park.
BBC reports that he is almost certain to return with an improved offer to persuade Everton to part with one of their prize assets. However, Everton’s stance on Baines has been a firm “not for sale”.
New Toffees manager Roberto Martinez made it clear he would like the left-back, who was named in the PFA’s 2012-13 Premier League team of the year, to sign a new contract.