Leighton Baines asks for Manchester United move

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Leighton Baines has told Everton boss Roberto Martinez and chairman Bill Kenwright to agree a deal with Manchester United and allow him to leave the club, reports The Independent.

Manchester United boss David Moyes has seen his latest offer of £30m for Baines and Marouane Fellaini rejected and is yet to return for either player.

Previous bids of £9m and £12m have also reportedly been rejected as Moyes looks to reunite with the player he left behind at Goodison Park.

United are expected to return with a fourth bid for Baines before the end of the transfer window and Baines has told Everton he wants a deal to be agreed.

Although Baines has participated in every game for Everton so far this season and is included in the squad for tonight's Capital One Cup game against Stevenage, he is still keen to leave for the Premier League champions.

Baines met with Martinez on the first day of pre-season to tell him of his desires and has since met with both the manager and Kenwright to reiterate the same message - he wants to go.

Baines sees the opportunity to play for United in the Champions League as a good chance to seal his place in the World Cup squad for England next year should they qualify.

Moyes has prioritised bringing in the left-back since taking the reigns at Old Trafford. Patrice Evra has only one year remaining on his deal and concerns over his form remain as present as ever.

Evra's reluctance to rule out a return to Monaco is also a concern for those in charge at Old Trafford.

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