Left-back Leighton Baines has asked Everton to negotiate a deal with Man United.
Everton full-back Leighton Baines has asked Toffees boss Roberto Martinez and chairman Bill Kenwright to agree a deal to sell him to Manchester United, according to The Independent.
United, now managed by former Everton boss David Moyes, have reportedly had three bids rejected for the England star this summer, the latter a £30m offer for Baines and teammate Marouane Fellaini, labelled ‘derisory’ by the Merseyside club.
It is understood United will make a fourth bid for Baines only before Monday’s 11pm transfer deadline, having also seen offers of £9m and £12m rejected for the 28-year-old.
Baines reportedly met with Martinez on the first day of pre-season and asked the Spaniard to negotiate a deal with United because he wants to play in the Champions League.
Since then, Baines has remained committed to the Toffees, featuring in both Premier League matches of this season and starting on the bench for the Carling Cup second round clash with Stevenage.
It is thought Baines has reiterate his desire to join United in further meetings with Martinez which followed the Red Devils’ first rebuffed offer.
Moyes has urged Everton not to stand in the way of Fellaini and Baines if the duo wish to leave.