Manchester United step up chase for in-demand £30m defender

Date published: Wednesday 1st August 2018 9:32

Manchester United have moved one step closer to signing Barcelona defender Yerry Mina, according to reports.

According to Sky Sports News and RMC Sport, Manchester United are winning the race to sign Mina, who could be available for £30m.

The Red Devils are one of many clubs interested in the Colombian centre-back – a list which also includes Premier League sides Everton and Wolves.

However, United are the leading candidates, with Jose Mourinho eager to sign new defenders. They had been linked with Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, but that move seems less likely, with the Foxes ready to hand the £65m player an improved contract.

Mina is seen as a more realistic target, with the player desperate for more playing time after making just five Barcelona appearances since his January switch from Palmeiras. United have reportedly already made contact with Barcelona to discuss the possibility of signing the player.

Mina, 23, scored three goals at this summer’s World Cup.

 

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