Manchester United expect Leighton Baines to submit Everton transfer request?

Everton's Leighton Baines is congratulated by teammates after scoring a free-kick against West Ham on September 21, 2013
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Manchester United reportedly expect Leighton Baines to submit a transfer request at Everton during the January transfer window.

Manchester United are reportedly expecting Everton full-back Leighton Baines to formally ask to leave the Merseyside outfit in the January transfer window.

The Premier League champions are said to be prepared to launch a fresh bid for the England international following their failed £15m effort in the summer window.

However, the club have told Baines's camp that they want him to submit a transfer request in order to push the move through, according to

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has publicly stated that he wants Baines to sign a new contract, but fresh terms are yet to be finalised.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Newcastle during their Premier League match on September 30, 2013
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