The Toffees expect a follow up from United concerning Baines.
Manchester United are preparing to make a second bid for Everton full-back Leighton Baines having had an original offer of around £10m turned down, reports the Guardian.
This has not deterred United and new manager David Moyes however, as the Premier League champions prepare to make a second, improved offer for the 28-year-old.
It’s thought this bid will be somewhere between the Red Devils’ original offer for Baines and the £20m the Toffees value the Englishman at.
New boss at Goodison Park, Roberto Martinez, is keen to hold onto the left-back though and would rather tie the England international down to a new contract than cash-in on the defender.
Baines currently has two years remaining on his contract and Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has backed Martinez’s wish to extend that deal.
Yet should the left-back be tempted by a move to Old Trafford and a reunion with Moyes – having played under the Scot for six years – and United table a desirable second bid, then a move could certainly be on.
Baines has been regarded as one of the most talented defenders in England for some time, having impressed at Wigan Athletic before a £6.6m switch to Merseyside.
In six years at the Toffees the full-back has played 246 matches in all competitions, scoring 22 goals and providing 39 assists.
The Everton man has also earned 17 caps for his country and has been selected in the PFA Team of the Year for past two seasons, ahead of highly rated national team mate Ashley Cole.