Manchester United are set to offer Everton the on-loan services of two of their players, in addition to a cash deal, for the services of the Toffees' wing back Leighton Baines, according to Goal.com.
Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly identified the English left-back as a long-term replacement for 31 year old Patrice Evra and the report talks about a cash bid of about £12 - £15mn for the player.
Everton reportedly value Baines at around the £20mn mark and manager David Moyes will be understandably reluctant to part with his star player, meaning Ferguson will have to work a bit harder for his man.
It is believed fringe players Ji-Sun Park and one of the two da Silva twins - Fabio and Rafael - are set to be offered in the deal.
Baines had described the reported interest from Old Trafford as a huge compliment.
"The United link is flattering. There is no harm in people talking about it because it is a great club. But I'm at a great club as well, a club that I love," he said.
The England international is understood to be unwilling to sacrifice regular first-team football and could struggle to break into the United team at first, if he moves to Old Trafford, given how established Evra is.
Meanwhile, Italian cup champions Napoli have also been credited with interest in Baines, according to the Daily Mail. The 27 year old has enhanced his reputation in recent seasons by producing consistently excellent performances for Everton.
The report claims the Italian club's wing-back Andrea Dossena is currently in talks with AC Milan and hence manager Walter Mazzari wants Baines to replace the former Liverpool man as the club's left-back.
Meanwhile, United midfielder Paul Pogba has confirmed he is in Turin and on the brink of completing a move to Serie A champions Juventus. The 19 year old turned down the offer of a new contract with the Red Devils and will become Juventus' first summer signing, if an agreement is reached.
"I am thinking about my future, I am in Italy with Juventus to discuss my transfer," Pogba tweeted.
The highly rated midfielder left French club Le Havre to join United's academy in 2009. He made just three appearances last season and was heavily linked with a move to Juventus all summer long, amid an often acrimonious contract dispute with Ferguson.