Liverpool’s audacious bid for Everton left back Leighton Baines will be refused by manager David Moyes, according to sources at talkSPORT.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish was thought to be all set for Baines' move in the summer to Everton’s Merseyside rivals, however Moyes is reportedly refusing to deal with Dalglish in any capacity.
Baines signed a new contract with Everton in 2010, tying him to the club until 2015. The 26 year old has featured for England three times, and is said to be one of the best left backs in the Premier League.
Liverpool are desperate to find a good quality left back to fill a gap that has left Dalglish relying on players unfamiliar with the position, such as Glen Johnson and Jamie Carragher.
It was thought that Dalglish would offer £10 million for Baines’ services, however Moyes has told reporters he is not interested in raking in money for the club and losing some of Everton’s best players.
"I'm trying to build a football team, not dismantle one," Moyes told reporters this week.
"I just couldn't imagine Liverpool really wanting to sell one of their own, Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher, too easily. They have always done everything to keep them.
“I am reluctant to sell my best players. I don't see that as being good for any manager.”
The news of the deal being blocked will come as a hurdle to Liverpool, who will have to look elsewhere to fill their left back position problem.