Everton are believed to be edging ever closer to completing a deal for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.

The powerful centre-back was a standout performer for Colombia in their short-lived World Cup campaign and found the net on three occasions, portraying his threat from set-pieces.

Mina is a player who is set to be in high demand this summer but according to an exclusive report from Goal, the Toffees are making significant efforts to land the player.

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Everton are set to strengthen their defensive options this summer and it’s claimed that Mina is a priority for the club, with Goal indicating that Marco Silva’s side are closing in on a deal worth €24 million.

Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet is expected to complete a move to Barcelona in the near future, which would likely lead to the conclusion that Mina will be deemed surplus to Ernesto Valverde’s requirements.

It’s claimed that Marcel Brands, Everton’s new director of football, held talks with representatives from Barcelona to negotiate a deal for Mina on Monday.