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Man Utd back off from bid for Everton fullback Baines

Manchester United are backing away from their pursuit of Everton fullback Leighton Baines.

The Daily Express says they have backed off a move for Baines after accepting that Everton chairman Bill Kenwright will not countenance the sale of the England defender.

United had been preparing to increase their opening £10m bid for Baines, but during top level talks between the two clubs new chief executive Ed Woodward was left in no doubt that the left-back would not be allowed to leave.

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