Manchester United to lodge a serious January bid for Leighton Baines

David Moyes & Manchester United have reportedly placed Leighton Baines on the top of their January transfers list, after failing to sign the England international during the summer.

The summer transfer window was one to forget for Manchester United, after numerous failed bids for various players across Europe, including Baines who the Premier League Champions attempted to buy in a joint package deal with Marouane Fellaini.

leighton bainesIt was only on the final afternoon of deadline day that David Moyes threw in the towel on getting Leighton Baines, realising that only Marouane Fellaini would of been possible to sort with Everton before the 11pm cut-off  time by the Premier League, a transfer that went through with moments to spare for £27.5million.

Patrice Evra, 32-years-old, is likely to make a move away from Old Trafford at the end of the season, with Monaco his likely destination in which he would end his career playing over in France – Manchester United would want to secure a permanent left-back player for the future, with Baines being on top of David Moyes’ list.

As reported by Cheshire Today, a Old Trafford source stated that Manchester United will table a “serious” bid in the January transfer window.

Roberto Martinez says that all the speculation over Leighton Baines’ future will continue for as long as he maintains his form.

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2 replies on “Manchester United to lodge a serious January bid for Leighton Baines”

Erm – no. I think he’d be mad. Settled, loved etc…you only have to look at what they’ve done to Davie Moyes. Shocking.
More made up mumbo lazy journo jumbo

Would prefer Luke Shaw but Saints won’t sell him. Baines is at his physical peak now and in good form but hes only got 3-4 years max left in his legs. Coentrao on a loan with a view to a possible purchase would have been an ideal short term solution. Woodward will probably go in with 3 ridiculous bids for Phillip Lahm now before shelling out £25m for Baines on the last day of the window. Kenwright and Martinez must be pissing themselves United stumped up £27.5m for Fellaini…. pay back for Gibson and then some! Maybe we’ll get a wholesale discount or a customer loyalty card as we took all their coaching staff and Phil Neville.

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