Everton are set to reward Leighton Baines loyalty by offering him a new contract, the Mirror understands.
The England left-back was the subject of a number of bids from Premier League champions Manchester United this summer, all of which were rejected out of hand by the Merseyside club.
The Toffee’s did sell Marouane Fellaini to United at the eleventh hour of transfer deadline, but managed to keep hold of the player, who last season was crowned their Player of the Year for the second time.
The proposed new offer, worth £65,000 per-week, will see the former Wigan Athletic man become the clubs best paid player.
Baines moved to Goodison Park in 2007, and has gone on to make just shy of two hundred-and-fifty appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring twenty-two goals.
He has also emerged as a regular England international, sharing the left-back position with Chelsea’s Ashley Cole – who has been given the nod for this evening’s (Friday) World Cup Qualifier against Moldova at Wembley.