Report: Everton identify potential Leighton Baines replacements

Report: Everton identify potential Baines replacements
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Swansea's Ben Davies and Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand are reportedly on Everton's shortlist of potential left-backs to replace Leighton Baines, who could leave for Manchester United in January.

Everton have apparently pinpointed Ben Davies and Ryan Bertrand as potential replacements for Leighton Baines as they prepare to sell the England international in January.

Baines is understood to want to rejoin former Toffees boss David Moyes at Manchester United, who had several bids for his services rebuffed in the summer.

However, the Daily Express understands that Everton are willing to grant the 28-year-old left-back his dream move for £15m in the next transfer window, and already have contingency plans in place.

Manager Roberto Martinez reportedly has Swansea City's Wales international Davies and Chelsea's back-up left-back Bertrand on his shortlist of possible Baines successors, as well as several overseas targets.

Davies, 20, has established himself as first choice at the Swans following a long-term injury to Neil Taylor, while Bertrand, 24, has already been capped by England and played in a Champions League final.

West Brom's Shane Long and Everton's Leighton Baines battle for the ball on August 24, 2013
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