Report: Leighton Baines ready to quit Everton in favour of Los Angeles move

General view as the inside of Goodison Park is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The long-serving Everton left-back could be granted a swift free transfer, according to the Sun newspaper.

Leighton Baines of Everton gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Leighton Baines is ready to quit Everton, with LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC showing interest in the left-back, according to the Sun.

The newspaper claim that sources close to Baines have informed them the 33-year-old will fly to California shortly to look into a move stateside.

And the report adds a deal could happen fast, with the former England international expected to okay the transfer as long as his family are happy with it.

The Sun also speculate that Everton will allow Baines to leave on a free transfer, despite him having a year left on his contract at Goodison Park.

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 Toffees, who are looking for a new manager, are said to be in the market for at least one new left-back this summer, with Frank Fabra of Boca Juniors and Tom Pearce of Leeds United among those linked with moves to Merseyside.

A boyhood Everton fan, Baines returned to Goodison Park from Wigan Athletic 11 years ago.

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