United ready to test the water with £10m bid

Manchester United are ready to move for Everton defender Leighton Baines, and could bid for the star within the next couple of days, according to Mirror Football.

The left-back has impressed in recent seasons at Goodison Park, with solid defending being backed up by creativity and excellent delivery going forward.

Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to want to sign a left-back this summer as a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra, and to have more strength in depth in the position.

The newspaper indicate that the Premier League champions will offer David Moyes’ men £10 million for the England international, who will surely represent the Three Lions this summer at Euro 2012.

The Merseysiders have well-documented financial constraints, and are believed to be ready to accept the offer in a bid to bring transfer fees into the club.

By Gareth McKnight

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