TRANSFER RUMOURS: Man City want Everton’s Baines, van der Vaart rules out leaving Spurs, Newcastle interested in West Ham’s Carlton Cole, Chelsea linked with Anderlecht striker

Everton's Leighton Baines is challenged by West Bromwich Albion's Steven Reid.
Everton's Leighton Baines is challenged by West Bromwich Albion's Steven Reid.
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FA CUP winners Manchester City have added Everton’s Leighton Baines to their wish list, say reports.

The England full-back has been in fine form for Everton, who recovered from a bad start to the season to finish in a solid mid-table position.

Baines would know he’d have a fight on his hands to be a regular at Eastlands, where there should be plenty of changes this summer in the wake of Manchester City making it into the Champions League for next season.

City are said to be willing to spend £25m on 26-year-old left-back Baines, says the Daily Mirror.

Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart does not want to leave White Hart Lane, says The Sun.

The 28-year-old was reportedly keen to move on after Spurs missed out on a second season of Champions League football, but the star says he will not ask to go.

The Sun also reports that Spurs boss Harry Redknapp feels he needs a couple of has admitted he needs to buy a couple of top-class players if Tottenham are to compete for a Champions League place.

Redknapp was at Saturday’s French Cup final to look at Lille strikers Gervinho and Eden Hazard.

The Daily Mirror says Newcastle are ready to make an offer for West Ham striker Carlton Cole. The 27-year-old could cost £7m.

Meanwhile, Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku, 18, could stay in Belgium for another season, despite being tracked by the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea.