Everton: Baines out, Chelsea defender Bertrand In?
Everton star player Leighton Baines has been linked with a move away from the club in a merrygoround transfer window that would see Southampton starlet Luke Shaw moving to Chelsea, Ryan Bertrand of Chelsea moving to Everton and Leighton Baines then joining Manchester United.
The Express claims that Chelsea interest in Shaw could spark the moves, but that they could wait until the summer before launching a bid for the highly rated young player.
Baines who has just turned 29 has 18 months left on his contract and the club will want him to sign a new deal or risk losing him on a low fee or on a free transfer.
In and Out England player Bertrand has been highly rated in the past, but has never ousted England star Ashley Cole from his left-back slot and may see a move to Goodison Park as the perfect move to kickstart his career. 24 year old Bertrand is also attracting interest from Liverpool and Sunderland and according to the report may also be used in a swap with Shaw to Southampton.
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