Everton No2 Irvine happy with Baines price

Irvine is hopeful that the England Under 21 international will join the Toffees this summer.

He told the club’s official website: “We are at least part of the way down the road.

“But with the demands made by everyone these days I will only believe it is going to happen when it actually does happen.

“We have been talking to Leighton and hopefully sorting things out with him.”

He added: “When you look at the prices that are going around these days then £6m is not a great deal of money.

“Leighton has got real potential to play for his country. He is a good footballer, a nice passer of the ball, he has loads of energy and he is quick.”