Leighton Baines "almost certainly staying" at Everton

Jan Kruger

Manchester United are unlikely to sign Leighton Baines from Everton, according to Sky Sports News.

Manchester United are very unlikely to sign Everton's Leighton Baines, according to Sky Sports News.

The station reported that Baines was "almost certainly staying" at Everton, with United believed to be unable to meet his valuation.

This tallies with what we've heard in reports leading up to today. And although we might have gripes with the penny-pinching of the club, over £20m for a limited full-back who isn't young is excessively steep. To make matters better, Patrice Evra appears to have begun the season in good form, so this isn't really much of a disaster.

Other signings are progressing, with Marouane Fellaini believed to be far more likely, although Mesut Ozil looks highly likely to join Arsenal. There is other good news, however, with Ander Herrera looking likely to join before the day ends. There may be other surprises, but given the adventures of the amazing Ed Woodward this season, those two would be a blessed relief.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Busby Babe

You must be a member of The Busby Babe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Busby Babe. You should read them.

Join The Busby Babe

You must be a member of The Busby Babe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Busby Babe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker