England defender dismisses Manchester United transfer rumours

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Everton defender Leighton Baines has dismissed suggestions that he will join Manchester United in the January transfer window, and insists he is committed to helping the Goodison Park club return to Europe.

Baines has frequently been linked with a switch to Manchester United of late as the winter transfer period edges ever closer, with Sir Alex Ferguson drawing up a list of potential targets.

Twitter has been awash with speculation that Baines is being pursued by Manchester United and a move to Old Trafford is imminent, but the 27-year-old has told fans not to take any notice of the rumours.

"I'm not that into Twitter but I would say not to be worried," Baines told Sky Sports News.

"There have been a few windows and a few rumours and there's nothing to worry about."

Baines has reportedly been identified by Manchester United as a possible successor to Patrice Evra, who has enjoyed his position as Ferguson's first-choice left-back for the past seven seasons.

The England international, however, is content with life at an Everton player and believes the Toffees have the ability to finish the season as one of the Premier League's top four.

"It would be a massive achievement for us if we could get those European nights back at Goodison," he added.

"Although there's a lot of hard work and a lot of other clubs scrapping for that fourth spot, we'd like to think that if we can get our form back on track we could be one of them."

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