BetVictor are convinced Leighton Baines will leave Everton this summer and make the England full-back 1/5 to join Manchester United and 10/3 for a move to Arsenal.
The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford, with several newspapers reporting that Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to swoop after Baines failed to feature at Euro 2012.
“I’ve been aware of what’s been said in the press but I don’t know much beyond that,” said Baines, who still has three years left on his present deal with the Toffees. “It doesn’t do any harm but it doesn’t do any good either.
“It’s just one of those things that tends to swing around this time of year. People put two and two together, sometimes they get four and sometimes they get three or five. It gets other people more excited than those involved.”
Everton fans have become accustomed to seeing top stars leave Goodison Park in recent years, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joleon Lescott and Mikel Arteta being sold off for big fees.
“Obviously, over the years the manager has lost players that I am sure he would have liked to have kept hold of,” said Baines, who has spent five seasons on Merseyside.
“Whether the club has needed the money or whether it’s because they have received what they consider is a considerable bid for a player, they have always done good business.
“The manager has done well in bringing people in at a certain amount and when they have moved on he has tended to double his money or more. The club have always been quite savvy in that sense.
“It has never really hindered us and it’s never seen us getting any worse. But maybe it would be nice to see us hang on to those players and add a couple.”