Everton starlet Ross Barkley is hoping that Manchester United target Leighton Baines will remain at Goodison Park next season.
Barkley has recently been in Turkey with the England U20's and he has spoken of his respect for Baines after all of the work he has done at Everton.
Speaking to reporters in Turkey, Barkley said: "I've been following what is happening at Everton and I desperately want Leighton to stay.
"He's someone I look up to, a role model in how he conducts himself and the strides he has made is his career."
And Barkley's comments come days after Everton rejected a £12m bid from Manchester United, submitted by former Goodison Park boss David Moyes.
And, as well as Barkley, Everton manager Roberto Martinez regards Baines as a key player that can lead the Toffees to Europa League glory next season.
But despite the fact Everton swiftly rejected the bid, David Moyes is expected to return to Goodison Park with a second bid in the coming weeks.
But any kind of deal for the England international will be somewhat of a coup for Moyes, with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright desperate to keep hold of the player.
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