They claim that Manager Sir Alex Ferguson sees the England international Baines as a long term replacement for captain Patrice Evra.
And United apparently believe they will be able to snap up the defender for as little as £5million due to Everton's financial situation.
Original Source: Daily Mail
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737 Posted 23/04/2012 at 05:22:06
747 Posted 23/04/2012 at 08:16:04
749 Posted 23/04/2012 at 08:23:14
768 Posted 23/04/2012 at 09:54:53
Having said that, if baines wants to go then we don't have a great deal of choice. What it illustrates to me is that the likes of baines, fellaini and jelavic will be tempted elsewhere if the club shows no ambition this coming summer. Very good players want to play in a team of other very good players - can the club match their ambitions? The jury is out!
776 Posted 23/04/2012 at 10:32:27
Says it all really.
781 Posted 23/04/2012 at 10:48:04
782 Posted 23/04/2012 at 10:48:29
So it all points to a poor standard of journalism in this country, again.
783 Posted 23/04/2012 at 10:59:29
785 Posted 23/04/2012 at 11:01:16
787 Posted 23/04/2012 at 10:57:52
789 Posted 23/04/2012 at 10:52:08
"..But Ferguson has been monitoring him for the past two years"
I actually love the image it conjures up.
ie: Ferguson, in a darkened room (in a James Bond baddie-style 'lair') Persian cat on lap, watching two years-worth of Baines highlights.
"Yes....yes...you are coming along nicely Mr Baines VERY nicely...and soon I shall make my move... Mwahaha...mwahahahahah...MWAHAHAHAHAH!!!"
The Daily Mail?
Full of shite from first to last page - a nasty, small-minded, morally-bankrupt, arse-wipe of a rag.
793 Posted 23/04/2012 at 11:42:49
794 Posted 23/04/2012 at 11:46:51
798 Posted 23/04/2012 at 11:54:51
Please please please let us keep the best players and build from there - COYB
808 Posted 23/04/2012 at 12:52:51
810 Posted 23/04/2012 at 12:50:38
812 Posted 23/04/2012 at 13:03:50
815 Posted 23/04/2012 at 13:13:25
820 Posted 23/04/2012 at 13:34:16
828 Posted 23/04/2012 at 13:52:20
829 Posted 23/04/2012 at 13:55:50
830 Posted 23/04/2012 at 13:57:05
831 Posted 23/04/2012 at 13:56:38
I love it!
'We might be penniless but were not broke'.
That's what you call putting a gloss on it!!!
833 Posted 23/04/2012 at 14:04:07
834 Posted 23/04/2012 at 14:01:18
Top class attacking full-backs are a very valuable commodity these days.
£5m? Cheeky bastards.
835 Posted 23/04/2012 at 14:13:26
Even the journo who wrote it knows this is a pile of shite, otherwise he would have put his name to it.
842 Posted 23/04/2012 at 14:32:58
862 Posted 23/04/2012 at 15:52:53
Well we can all talk nonesense can't we!
870 Posted 23/04/2012 at 16:23:25
The players themselves may or may not want to move for different reasons and as we all know Everton have to sell before they can buy and therefore our best players come under scrutiny or are targets of the rumourmongers.
I cannot see much change with the Everton squad in the Summer except for sure I feel Drenthe will not be brought back and it is possible young Rodwell with his injury record (ala James Vaughan )may be an option to bring in cash along with Anichebe.
The older Pro's may also be 'let go' such as Cahill,Distin,Neville and Osman to free up some wage space for more loan deals. Other than that don't expect much change
875 Posted 23/04/2012 at 16:45:01
What if ?
Season ticket sales are not as expected ?
New kit dosent sell well ?
£5m is a joke.. but if the above happens, would £8m - £10m be considered by Kenwright ?? I bet you it would if it saved his arse from the banks.
876 Posted 23/04/2012 at 16:45:34
877 Posted 23/04/2012 at 16:49:11
884 Posted 23/04/2012 at 17:08:51
887 Posted 23/04/2012 at 17:32:05
There's no big conspiracy going on just because there is no name next to the piece.
I detest the Daily Mail for its politics and point of view, but it's very professionally put together.
892 Posted 23/04/2012 at 17:38:49
These days I just look on the web for news, use several different sources across the world, and make my own mind up to whether it is true, or just a lazy journo making up a story at their desk because they no longer know how to get stories since they cant hack phone voicemail anymore.
953 Posted 23/04/2012 at 20:47:06
955 Posted 23/04/2012 at 20:47:20
989 Posted 23/04/2012 at 22:49:13
013 Posted 24/04/2012 at 02:41:15
157 Posted 24/04/2012 at 17:48:13
"That lad at left back is pretty good,.. He was the first left back to keep Valencia in his pocket for a while. I might give 'em 5mil (given his age)"
263 Posted 25/04/2012 at 00:55:37
For Baines, the minimum we would take is 15million imo, and even then I would expect more. If he were made available, several clubs would be interested, as he is better than every left back in this league, with the possible/probable exception of Ashley Cole.
279 Posted 25/04/2012 at 05:07:28
I hope it is not true because if it is then that is the final nail in the coffin for Moyes, he gave away Yakubu for a drasticly reduced price, so what is next?
This story smells bad, but I do not doubt for a second that Moyes would have been and still is that stupid.
After all, he did give away Yakubu for 1|.25 million after he bought him for 11.25mill
Also he made a deal with Harry to not play Saha, though Harry knew better then Moyes and did it anyway as it is against regulations..
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