Manchester United move for £16m Baines could be back on

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester United's pursuit of Leighton Baines could be re-ignited by a potential January transfer-merry-go-round also involving fellow England hopefuls Luke Shaw and Ryan Bertrand.

According to the Daily Express, Chelsea's reported interest in Southampton left-back Shaw could see them use Bertrand as a makeweight to get their man. The same reports then speculate that Everton's hunt for a replacement suggests that the struggling Premier League champions' move for Baines appears to be back on.

Manchester United evidently endeavoured to bring Baines to Old Trafford following the arrival of former Everton boss David Moyes this summer and saw bids for the 29-year-old rejected as the Toffees showed a steely resolve to keep hold of their star asset.

However, rumours have continued to persist following the close of the summer transfer window linking Baines with Manchester United, with reports last month suggesting that Moyes could get his man for a fee of £16 million when the market re-opens in January.

Manchester United's desire to seek a new left-back will have come as no surprise to fans of the club.

Although controversial Frenchman Patrice Evra has performed admirably in the role since arriving from Ligue 1 outfit Monaco in 2006 but is out of contract this summer and it seems extremely doubtful that Moyes will invest his faith in either Fabio da Silva - whose twin brother Rafael is the club's first-choice right back - or Alexander Buttner as a long-term replacement.

Baines has arguably overtaken Ashley Cole as the Premier League's and indeed England's finest left-back this season but is currently out of action with a broken toe.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Leighton Baines
Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again