Leighton Baines fuelled speculation about an imminent £6million move to Everton by watching last night's 2-2 friendly draw at home to Werder Bremen from the directors' box at Goodison Park.

Told by Wigan manager Chris Hutchings that he would not be needed for their warm-up match at Barnsley, Baines sat alongside striker James Vaughan for his boyhood idols' sternest test so far in the build-up to the new season.