Everton turn down second joint bid for Baines and Fellaini
Everton have rejected a second joint bid from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, the fourth in total for the fullback, valued at a total of around £38m, with the transfer stand-off now set to go into the last weekend of the window.
Baines, pictured, 28, has asked the club to negotiate a deal with United in meetings with the manager, Roberto Martinez, and another with the chairman, Bill Kenwright, that have taken place over the summer.
Baines wants the transfer to go ahead and Everton are well aware of his state of mind on the subject.
Yesterday, Martinez denied in his morning press conference that Baines had asked him or the club to do a deal with United, but refused to elaborate on the issue any further. An Everton spokesman said that the club’s official position was no different to that of their manager.
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