Transfer: Manchester United in talks to sign Chelsea defender

Kurt Zouma is on the verge of leaving Chelsea

Kurt Zouma is on the verge of leaving Chelsea

The Toffees captured one of United's targets - Colombian defender Yerry Mina from Barcelona - as well as Portugal winger Andre Gomes from the same club and Brazilian winger Bernard who previously played for Shakhtar Donetsk.

Reportedly, Manchester United are desirous to sign him permanently, whereas the Toffees only want a loan deal.

The centre-back, who was in the sights of Manchester United until they withdrew their interest and was close to joining Lyon, has signed a five-year deal, while Andre Gomes followed the same path on loan. "Of course at his moment it looks stronger but we have to work with all of them and gel everything and put them in our way to adapt them as soon as possible".

'It is important that the club want to fight for something, ' Mina told evertontv. Everything is the same, even the number of central defenders is the same.

Zouma was not a part of new coach Maurizio Sarri's plans for the coming campaign, and Marco Silva made a late move after Ramiro Funes Mori was sold and Ashley Williams joined Stoke on loan.

"I do not trust that new players will arrive and I'm not confident in that so now I will only focus on the players I have", he said. "For sure he will help us".

NAIJ.com previously reported that Everton have reportedly move ahead of Manchester United to reach an agreement with Spanish giants Barcelona for defence ace Yerry Mina.

"He has good knowledge of the position he plays and he is good on the ball as well".

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