Everton are confident they will make progress in their chase for Wigan defender Leighton Baines in the next few days.

Talks have been ongoing over the weekend, and the Merseysiders are edging closer to completing a near-£6million deal for the England Under-21 full-back.

There is competition from Newcastle, but the Toffees believe that the player´s long-term support of the club will swing the deal their way.

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