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Everton manager Roberto Martinez does not expect Manchester United to make another offer for left-back Leighton Baines.

Martinez is fighting to hold onto Baines this summer – with the England international and Marouane Fellaini targets for United.

Everton have rejected a £12million bid from the Premier League champions for Baines, but David Moyes was thought to be preparing an improved offer.

However, Toffees boss Martinez believes that the 28-year-old will be staying at Goodison Park, telling the Liverpool Echo: “Before we went to Austria one club officially contacted ourselves with an offer and it was a final offer.

“They put something over and the valuation wasn’t anywhere near the quality of Leighton Baines. That was the end of it but since then there’s been all the speculation, which has been part of what the transfer window is.

“There’s never been another club or anyone else putting in an offer for Leighton. Since then we’ve moved on and we’re continuing to focus on the start of the season.”

Baines is expected to feature during England’s friendly with Scotland at Wembley tonight.

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