Manchester United transfer concerns Baines

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Manchester United target Leighton Baines is reported to harbour concerns about a proposed transfer to Old Trafford - worries that could be appeased if he is to be guaranteed a regular starting position.

Baines and Everton teammate Marouane Fellaini have been the subjects of a combined bid from the Premier League champions, with Everton choosing to dismiss the 'derisory and insulting' offer for the highly-rated pair.

According to, Baines is waiting for Manchester United to increase their bid - which equated to £12 million for his signature alone - but will not attempt to force a transfer due to his apprehension about a move.

Patrice Evra started 34 of Manchester United's 38 Premier League matches at left-back last season and, with the Frenchman often in command of the captain's armband, Baines senses first-team opportunities may not be forthcoming.

Left full-back would not appear to be an area Manchester United are in particular need of reinforcements, with Evra ably assisted in that position by Alex Buttner, a summer acquisition last year.

With this in mind, Everton manager Roberto Martinez is reported to remain confident Baines will stay at Goodison Park beyond the close of the transfer window, although he is resigned to losing Fellaini to Manchester United.

Midfield has been identified as the key area for bolstering by Moyes, and Fellaini is one of several players to have been targeted by the Manchester United boss this summer.

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