Leighton Baines is ready to quit Everton to head for the MLS in a glamour move.
The former England left back is a target for American sides and will head for talks before signing a deal to end his long reign at Goodison.
LA Galaxy complete with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and newly-formed Los Angeles FC have shown interest in the experienced defender.
Baines, 33, may fancy the move to the less demanding American game to finish his excellent top-flight career.
And if his family are happy about the switch from Merseyside, where he has always been known as a ‘home bird’ then the deal should happen fast.
Sources close to Baines reveal that he is going to California shortly to look into the transfer but he is expected to say yes.
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Galaxy have another veteran English left back, Ashley Cole and Baines is seen as his replacement after three seasons with the club.
Cole, 37, could stay on and compete for a place or look at a final season back in the Premier League.
Rivals Los Angeles are putting a new squad together and are looking for a new left-back too.
Baines would probably be released without a fee by Everton to help him maximise the cash on offer in the package.
Everton have been looking for a new left-back for some time as Baines’s days come to an end.
They have even looked at old boy Tom Pearce at Leeds United.
However their next manager, set to be Marco Silva, will look to bring in a couple of players for a position that was a problem to his predecessors last season.
Dream Team World Cup has landed!
The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.
That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
- PRE-REGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOW
The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
- Download the Dream Team app
- Create an account
- Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions
From Russia with a whole lot of love.