Transfer talk

Moyes rules out Baines sale

April 30, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Everton manager David Moyes has rejected reports that Leighton Baines will be sold to Liverpool in the summer.

Baines joined Everton from Wigan
GettyImages / ChrisBrunskillBaines joined Everton from Wigan

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Many of Everton's top names are being linked with big money moves as the club looks to balance the books, with newspapers also claiming a deal has already been agreed to take Jack Rodwell to Manchester United.

Moyes said of the Baines rumours: "I can't see it. It's not for me that one and I think Liverpool know that as well.

"Nobody will leave the club unless I give it the go-ahead and that won't change.

"We have signed Leighton on a five-year deal. I don't want to sell him and Everton don't sell cheap.

"The chairman looks after the players and gives them what he can. So Leighton's not for sale - and they know that as well."

Liverpool have also been linked with Newcastle's Jose Enrique.