Report: Everton’s Leighton Baines bemused by MLS speculation

Cenk Tosun of Everton celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Everton at John Smith's...

Everton defender Leighton Baines is reportedly wanted by clubs in Major League Soccer in the summer transfer window.

Jonjo Shelvey of Newcastle United and Leighton Baines of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on April 23, 2018 in...

Everton defender Leighton Baines is bemused by speculation linking him with a move to Major League Soccer, according to The Times.

According to The Sunday Mirror (print edition, page 65, June 24, 2018), Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union are interested in signing Baines from Everton in the summer transfer window (click here to read more).

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The Times has claimed that Baines has been linked with Portland Timbers, but the report has stated that the England international left-back is bemused by speculation over his future.

Everton player Leighton Baines in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Everton at Liberty Stadium on April 14, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

The report has also stated that the 33-year-old left-back has return to training before pre-season officially begins so that he can be in the best possible condition for the 2018-19 Premier League campaign with Everton.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool is challenged by Leighton Baines of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on April 7, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton stay?

Baines is a very good left-back, and although he is 33 years of age, he can still carry on playing for Everton for a couple of more years at least.

It is hard to see the former Wigan Athletic left-back, who earns £70,000 per week as salary according to Spotrac.com, leave Everton for a club in the MLS this summer.

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