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Baines targets Champions League finish for Everton

Leighton Baines believes Everton can be in the mix for a top four finish next season - regardless of who David Moyes signs this summer, reports the Liverpool Echo. Everton's manager has made it clear he will not get caught up in auctions for players who perform well at the World Cup or get caught paying over the odds.

"There are a lot of 'what ifs' about the season just gone," he says.

"If we had started with everyone fit and available - given the way we had finished the season - we would have been right in contention for fourth place.

"That was the big disappointment.

"But now everyone is looking to next season and if we manage to stay away from those injuries and keep everyone fit, maybe if there is one or two additions here and there, great.

"But if there isn't, then it's not a problem because we have proved since the turn of the New Year what a good side we are.

"We are a match for anyone, as we showed against Chelsea and United.

"Hopefully it will be another exciting season."

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