Yerry Mina is having his Everton medical in Barcelona as the club attempt to finalise a deal for the Colombia international.
Manchester United have been linked with Mina since the World Cup took place in Russia this summer, though Everton officials flew to Spain last night to conclude negotiations that would bring the player to Goodison Park.
The relationship between Barcelona and Everton is believed to be strong, with left-back Lucas Digne already moving to Goodison from the Nou Camp in this window.
Mina failed to impress after joining Barcelona in January from Brazilian side Palmeiras, where he was initially scouted by United. Following his move earlier this year, he made just six appearances.
After the departures of Ramiro Funes Mori and Ashley Williams, Everton manager Marco Silva has made no secret of his desire to add a new centre-back to his squad. Something Mourinho has not been allowed to do due to Ed Woodward’s shortcomings.
When asked about the situation earlier in the window, he said: “Since the first day if I want to put one central defender in the game we don’t have any.
“It is one position and it is easy to understand how many we need in that position. We have to sign new players there.”
This window has been a disaster for United, but Mourinho is just going to have to work with the players he’s got. It’s as simple as that.
Though if United truly wanted Mina, it’s doubtful Everton would be on the verge of signing him.