Manchester United transfer chief flies to Spain to seal £35million Yerry Mina deal

Mina is wanted by Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United transfer negotiator Matt Judge has touched down in Spain to iron out a £35million move for Yerry Mina, according to reports.

Barcelona are ready to cash in on the World Cup star and United have been moved to act after a plea from Jose Mourinho.

The United boss pleaded with Judge in a meeting in the United States this week that he needed a new centre-back and Mina has become the new No.1 target.

Barcelona want £35million for Mina (Picture: TASS)

Judge presented Mourinho with some names and the United boss agreed Mina was a viable target after failing in attempts to sign Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld.

The Sun claim Judge will meet with Mina’s agent Felipe Russo and speak to Barcelona in a bid to seal a transfer as soon as possible.

Barcelona dropped their asking price for Mina from £44m, and United see the centre-back as a cheaper option.

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Leicester City want £65m for Maguire, while Tottenham are demanding upwards of £70m for Alderweireld.

United are not prepared to match either of those asking prices, but Mina could be a bargain at just £35m.

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Jose Mourinho is desperate for another centre-back (Picture: Getty)

The Barcelona defender put himself firmly in the shop window in recent months after a star performance for Colombia in the World Cup.

Everton and Lyon are credited with an interest, and could offer 23-year-old the regular playing time he craves after making just six appearances for Barcelona since January.

But the lure of Old Trafford may be too much for Mina to turn down if talks with Judge go well.

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