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Duncan Castles: FC Barcelona defender open to signing for Man United

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Everton have always been linked with a move for defender Mina but only recently have reports emerged of Gomes following the defender to Goodison Park.

The Toffees have a track record of working with Barcelona, with Marco Silva's men landing Lucas Digne from the Camp Nou side this summer and previously taking Gerard Deulofeu on loan.

He added: "Yerry Mina's a great guy".

"It is one position and it is easy to understand how many we need in that position".

"It's been a long, long saga has the Yerry Mina saga".

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The 23-year-old certainly needs to play regularly and maybe joining Everton is not the worst deal that we could get for the defender.

The Colombian is set to move for a fee of 30 million euros, a significant profit for the Blaugrana who bought him in January for just under 12 million euros.

It is not clear at this point whether it will be on loan or a permanent deal but Gomes is surplus to requirements in Barcelona and has wanted to move to the Premier League for more than 12 months.

The Brazilian was pictured at the Pall Mall Medical Centre in Liverpool and was met by an Everton representative for what is expected to be a routine examination.

"Andre Gomes as well of Barcelona has been mentioned, I'm not sure that's one that's quite as near".