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Manchester United fail in Baines bid

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Roberto Martinez has revealed that only one club has made a bid for Leighton Baines this summer, which failed to meet his valuation of the player.

The football club in question is believed to be Manchester United as David Moyes looks to reunite with the man he made captain whilst in charge at Goodinson Park.

However, it looks as though Moyes is not willing to meet the new manager's evaluation of the left back as Martinez confirmed they have yet to make a second bid.

Martinez also confirmed that the club in question made it clear that they were not willing to be drawn in to a lengthy negotiation and submitted a one-off 'take-it-or-leave-it' offer.

Reports suggest that Manchester United may attempt to sign the 28-year-old before the end of the month but Martinez confirmed there is nothing to report on Baines' future at the moment.

Martinez told the Liverpool Echo: "Before we went to Austria one club officially contacted ourselves with an offer, and it was a final offer.

"They put something over and the valuation wasn't anywhere near the quality of Leighton Baines.

"That was the end of it but since then there's been all the speculation, which has been part of what the transfer window is.

"There's never been another club or anyone else putting in an offer for Leighton. Since then we've moved on and we're continuing to focus on the start of the season."

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Everton midfield man Marouane Fellaini but a bid is yet to be submitted for the Belgian.

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