Everton have reportedly asked for up to £ 21.4million for Yerry Mina, as Carlo Ancelotti fielded a world-class replacement.
The future of Mina’s Goodison Park has become a topic of discussion in recent days, with The sun claiming over the weekend that the player wants to move to Italy this summer. The defender the Toffees want to replace him is an experienced man from Napoli Kalidou Koulibaly.
Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb claims Ancelotti wants to bring in the 29-year-old, whom he coached at Napoli. But to make a deal, Everton would need to offload a defender first, and Mina does the trick.
Koulibaly is expected to cost up to £ 42.75million, while Eveton could cost between £ 17.1million and £ 21.4million to Mina.
While a potential exit for Mina should not go well for Toffees fans, the fact that Koulibaly could replace him would be seen as an upgrade on Merseyside.
The Senegalese star has been pursued by players like Manchester United and Liverpool in the past. He is also approaching the peak of his powers and his game is made for the Premier League.
Everton is unlikely to have a free run at Koulibaly, however, with several of Europe’s top clubs still interested.
But they have the advantage of having his former Napoli boss, Ancelotti, at the heart of the negotiations.
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Everton said the conditions for the striker’s target
Meanwnhile, Everton were reportedly told they had to offer a cash deal of as much as € 15million (£ 12.7million) if they were to sign Besiktas striker Cyle Larin.
Larin, 25, aroused the interest of the caramels after scoring 14 goals in 28 Super Lig appearances so far this season. Four of those totals came in one game in January. With a contract until 2022, he could be an attractive option for some clubs in the transfer market. Everton is one of his admirers.
The Merseyside club lined up a more cash player offer which provided for the permanent return of Cenk Tosun to his former club. Tosun has been on loan to Istanbul since the start of the year.
However, according to Fotomac, the Turkish club is not in favor of this proposal. Instead, they want the desired fees to be met.
Larin is the third top scorer in Turkey’s top flight. His goals helped Besiktas reach the top of the league with 11 games of the season remaining.
He has four other goals in all competitions. That means he’s averaging better than a goal in every other game so far this campaign.
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