Everton are ready to make Leighton Baines the highest paid player at the club.

The Daily Mail says Everton are hopeful Baines will commit his future to the club by signing a new contract.

The England international, who was the subject of intense interest from Manchester United last summer, has entered the last 18 months of his current deal.

However, Everton have been talking with Baines' representatives since the last window closed and have made no secret of how much they want him to commit to them, with the intention of making him their highest paid player.

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