Leighton Baines for example has been heavily linked with a move to the club, and whilst both United and Everton have chosen not to comment on the speculation, it is a rumour that refuses to go away.
With Euro 2012 approaching Baines is fully focused on the competition, and has stated that whilst being linked to United is ‘flattering’ his primary concern is the competition:
“The United link is flattering. There is no harm in people talking about it because it is a great club.
“But I’m at a great club as well, a club that I love. The focus now is all on the tournament. There’s not much time to let other things seep in.
“It’s about getting your head on this job for the next six weeks and try to do the best you can.
“I’m not letting my focus shift to [my future] while I am in camp. I’m focused on what I’m doing at the moment.”
But it isn’t something completely removed from his thoughts, he has considered the move and when asked how hard it would be to leave Goodison Park, he replied:
“Yes, obviously. You know what it means. I’ve been there for five years myself but also know first-hand what it means to a lot of people.”