Manchester United have been backed to sign Leighton Baines after the defender admitted Everton could be forced to sell him this summer.
Crunchsports.com reported last month that Baines was likely to join United this summer providing a fee can be agreed with Everton.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to be ready to pay Everton £15million for the player he sees as a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra, although the Toffees are thought to be wanting to closer to £20m.
Although he is happy at Goodison Park, Baines is well aware of United's interest, and knows the Toffees may have to cash in.
And bookmakers BetVictor on Monday said they are "convinced" the Merseyside club will sell the England international, making Baines just 1/5 to become a Manchester United player before the end of the summer transfer window.
"I’m aware of what’s been said about United, but I don’t know much beyond that," said the 27-year-old at the weekend.
"It can be a problem for Everton given the financial situation at the club.
"Over the years the manager has lost players I am sure he would have liked to have kept hold of.
"Maybe the club has needed the money or maybe they have received a substantial bid for a player.
"The club has always done good business in that sense because the manager has always done a good job bringing players in for a certain amount of money.
"When players have moved on he [manager David Moyes] has always been quite savvy about the way he has gone about his business.
"Losing players hasn’t really hindered us because the team never seems to perform worse than it did before.
"Maybe it would have been nice, though, to have hung on to some of the players that have left, added a couple ourselves, and actually improved as a team."