Baines not talking with United
Evertonís Leighton Baines
Despite near-constant media claims this summer that Manchester United are close to signing Baines, Everton reiterate that no contact has been received from Old Trafford for the England international.
Attempts by the national and Manchester media to keep speculation alive has led to reports of bids of anywhere between £8m and £18m having been made by United for the left back, but sources close to Everton have always maintained that neither they nor Baines have been officially approached.
With the latest suggestions being that Sir Alex Ferguson won't pay more than £12m for the 27-year-old, some way short of the £20m where it's believed David Moyes would only start considering a sale, a Goodison Park 'source' told ESPN:
"We have not even had a single enquiry from Manchester United.
"Every week we are asked the same question, but it is the same answer, and we are getting a touch fed up with it. For two months it has been suggested that Manchester United have bid for Baines, but it is simply not true."