Everton stay firm over Baines
Everton refuse to budge on their £15m plus asking price for Leighton Baines with reports claiming Manchester United may switch targets.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been after a new left back all summer after allowing Fabio Da Silva to join QPR on loan, leaving Patrice Evra as the only left-back in United's senior squad, so they were keen to add Baines to their line up. However David Moyes does not want to sell Baines and is holding out for top money for the 27-year-old, regarded by many as England's first choice left-back in the long term. Ferguson is now said to be watching the Ashley Cole situation at Stamford Bridge, Cole is entering the final year of his deal and as yet has not been offered a new one so the United boss may move to try and land him for a fraction of the price Baines would cost.