WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

02/07/2013 08:01

Papers: Back in for Baines

Jeremy Cross writes in the Daily Star...

Moyes back in for Baines
Manchester United are set to make an improved £16m bid for Leighton Baines in the hope of luring him to Old Trafford. Everton last week rejected a £12m offer for the England defender, with chairman Bill Kenwright keen to keep him at Goodison. Kenwright is fuming that former boss David Moyes has tried to raid his old club for one of their prize assets. He has offered Baines a £70,000-aweek deal and hopes he won't walk out on the Toffees for United. But Moyes wants his man and will test Everton's resolve with a bigger offer. Kenwright knows he could have no choice but to sell Baines and is holding out for closer to £20m. But United are hoping their second bid will result in a compromise being reached between the two clubs.

Of course, all of today’s papers are dominated by Moyes’ arrival at the Aon Training Complex on Monday with many column inches attributed to the appointment of three former Everton coaches; Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden and Chris Woods. Most publications also include exclusive images taken by United’s official photographers John and Matt Peters, which can be found here.

Elsewhere, the Independent claims the new manager has “cooled” his interest in Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay, who was heavily linked with the Reds on Monday, while The Sun reports on Manchester City’s new boss Manuel Pellegrini taking charge at the Etihad Stadium.

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