It looks like Manchester United have a busy summer ahead of them.
Having missed out on target Eden Hazard, the wrapping up of Shinji Kagawa’s move from Borussia Dortmund appears imminent but he is just one of many names that could be arriving at Old Trafford.
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.”