David Moyes is set for another set-back in his pursuit of Everton left back Leighton Baines according to reports this morning.
The Independent notes that Baines is set to stay at Everton regardless of Moyes’ desire to being his former player to Old Trafford.
This view on Baines staying at Everton is also reported in other papers such as the Guardian which quoted Roberto Martinez this weekend: “In football you don’t work long-term, you go window to window, and I can guarantee that Leighton will be here at the end of the season. That is 100%,”
“That is how you work from window to window – to have a stronger squad than previously. Leighton is vital for us in the second half of the season. Bryan Oviedo has been terrific but we need Leighton and Bryan fit for us if we are going to fight for our football dream.”
If Baines is set to remain at Goodison Park, then maybe Moyes will give Fabio a chance as Patrice Evra’s understudy, or launch a bid for Southampton’s Luke Shaw.
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