Everton are reportedly considering cashing in on Leighton Baines during the summer transfer window.

According to The People, the Merseysiders are prepared to let the 26-year-old should they receive offers in the region of £10 million.

Tribalfootball.com now reports that the Toffees will 'encourage' a bid from Arsenal, who have previously been tipped to make their move for the England international at the end of the season.


Baines has been touted as a potential successor to Arsenal left-back Gael Clichy, who has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium in the summer, but the Frenchman has insisted he will remain with the Gunners.

“When I arrived at Arsenal it was because I wanted to improve myself as a player and to win titles, and that is normal with any player,” Clichy said.

“Wenger persuaded me to come here at a time when I was receiving offers from other clubs – and I have to say that my present and my future is with Arsenal.”

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