Martinez lines up Baines replacement
Roberto Martinez has lined up his contingency plan in the event of losing Leighton Baines to Manchester United.
Everton have of course already rebuffed one move from David Moyes to take Baines with him to Old Trafford, but Everton have expected further approaches by United, although they now seem to be a little bit pre-occupied with Wayne Rooney and official bids from Chelsea for our former starlet.
So with one eye on potentially losing our left back, Roberto Martinez has lined up Granada left back Guilherme Siqueira.
Everton have according to the Daily Mail at least agreed a fee of around £4million for the 27-year-old, while personal terms have also been discussed with a verbal agreement close.
The problem for Everton comes with not knowing whether or not we will eventually fend of United for Baines or if we will need to make a move for Siqueira.
Turkish side Galatasaray are also interested in the left-back and if Everton drag a move out we could miss out on our number one replacement option for Baines.
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