Everton 'table bid for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina'

Kasper Schmeichel of Denmark and match referee Nestor Pitana speak inbetween penalties during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at Nizhny

Everton 'table bid for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina'

Mina scored three times in three games to leave his mark on the World Cup in Russian Federation, including a last-minute equaliser to force extra time in Colombia's penalty shootout loss to England.

Liverpool have registered their interest in Yerry Mina and are trying to hijack Fenerbahce's move to sign the £88m-rated Barcelona centre-back this summer, according to reports via TeamTalk.

But the centre-back's prospects at the Nou Camp appear ominous with Sevilla's Clement Lenglet on the verge of joining the new La Liga champions.

In my head right now, I am thinking about returning to Barca.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing the 23-year-old and if this is true, they will face competition from several teams and Goal now report that Everton have taken the first step toward signing Mina.

Now's not the moment to talk about my future, but the World Cup has helped me rediscover myself and reaffirm myself as a footballer. What I need is to always play to the best of my ability and enjoy my football.

The defender is being linked with numerous clubs around Europe, so it remains to be seen if Liverpool decide to make a move for him.

Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams are both the wrong side of 30 for the Toffees, whilst Michael Keane was far from convincing in his first season with the club.

It's claimed that Barcelona initially only wanted to loan Mina out, but may be open to a permanent move if it includes a buy-back clause, much like the deal which saw Barca sell Gerard Deulofeu to Everton.

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