Liverpool is ready to make an audacious move to sign Everton left back Leighton Baines as Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish looks to resolve the club’s problem left back area.
Dalglish had been linked with a move to sign Gael Clichy but the French international opted to move to Man City and the pursuit of Newcastle United full back Jose Enrique appears to have lost momentum as Alan Pardew looks to keep the Spaniard at St James’ Park. This has led to interest in Toffees star Baines who has been at Goodison Park since July 2007.
Everton boss David Moyes is hoping to retain all his top performers but the Scot is having to deal with a shoestring budget and may well be forced to cash in on a player or two to help balance the books. Man United continue to be strongly linked with a move for midfielder Jack Rodwell and there is reported interest from La Liga clubs in Mikel Arteta and the Toffees failure to secure European football for next term may lead some players to consider leaving this summer.
Kenny Dalglish is looking to continue his summer spending having already snapped up Sunderland youngster Jordan Henderson and Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam. Last season Liverpool used the likes of Paul Konchesky, Fabio Aurelio and Jack Robinson at left back and on occasion was forced to play Glen Johnson and Danny Wilson out of position with varying degrees of success and failure.
Baines may feel a move across the city would benefit his long term career plans and also aid his push for a regular spot in Fabio Capello’s England side. That said a move between Liverpool and Everton will always be a controversial one and the former Wigan man would have to think long and hard before opting to make the contentious switch.