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Manchester United chief negotiator jets off to complete bargain transfer ahead of two Premier League rivals

Manchester United’s chief transfer negotiator Matt Judge is reportedly in Spain for talks to complete the signing of Barcelona defender Yerry Mina.

The Colombia international has seemingly emerged as a top target for the Red Devils despite Goal strongly linking him with Everton and stating there is no interest from Old Trafford.

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The latest from the Sun, however, is that United are working on completing a £35million deal for Mina, whose signing has been approved by manager Jose Mourinho, while the report also mentions Wolves as suitors alongside Everton.

The 23-year-old looks a promising young centre-back who could surely be an improvement on players like Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at the back for United, despite struggling for regular playing time at Barcelona.

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Yerry Mina in action for Barcelona

Mina certainly looked the real deal for Colombia this summer as he scored three goals from defence in a strong World Cup campaign, including a late header against England in the round of 16.

United don’t have long left to strengthen their squad with the signings they need, but must surely take the final week of the transfer window to add one or two more players if they are to stand any chance of coming closer to challenging Manchester City in 2018/19.

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