On Wednesday Toffees’ officials travelled to Spain to close the signing of the Blaugrana defender but Mundo Deportivo claim there is a notable difference between what the Camp Nou outfit are demanding and what the Premier League club are willing to pay.
Mundo Deportivo said Marco Silva’s side have shown ‘more interest’ in securing the services of the 25-year-old and the transfer is ‘simmering’ with negotiations between the two clubs ‘firm’ and currently ‘advancing’.
The Mirror reported Everton had offered €25m, but Catalan media disputes that figure saying that €16m would be enough, but Everton hadn’t reached that figure yet.
Barcelona paid €16.5m plus €4m in variables to Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 for the fullback – so will want at least €16m to let him go.
📰 [SPORT] | An agreement for the departure of Digne to Everton is closer than ever.— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) July 25, 2018
🔶 Everton is in Barcelona to accelerate the signing.
🔷 The player wants to leave Barça for more playing time.
🔶 Of course, the club will not accept a proposal less than €16 million. pic.twitter.com/xD0ys5XtAI
New signing Malcom only arrived at Barcelona a couple of days ago but the Brazilian winger already feels like he is living the dream at the famous Catalan club, saying he is joining the “best club in the world.”
Check out what the former Bordeaux winger had to say on his arrival at the Blaugrana in our video below.
But the Colombian central defender is in demand elsewhere with a whole host of Premier League clubs battling for his signature.
Mina impressed at at the World Cup, scoring three goals, including a towering header to force extra time against England.
The latest club to express interest in the 23-year-old, according to Sky Sports, is newly-promoted Wolves, although Everton are thought to be the front-runners for his signature.
The Toffees, who have just forked out £40m on Richarlison from Watford, have also been linked with another Barca defender, Lucas Digne.
Manchester United have joined the race for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina. Jose Mourinho is said to be a big admirer of the Colombian and is ready to sanction a move. (Telegraph) pic.twitter.com/J5yYrbFaRx— Transfer News (@TransfersLlVE) July 25, 2018
However recent reports from France have suggested Mina, who played just six times for Barca last season, could be on his way to Manchester United.
Mundo Deportivo believe that Mina’s future is up in the air with other suggestions that Lyon have made Barca an offer, submitting around €30million.
The Spanish outlet say that Mina’s uncle, agent Jair Mina and advisor Felipe Russo, have met with the Catalan giants’ general manager Pep Segura and directors Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes in recent days.
The player’s uncle told Colombian radio station Caracol Radio: “Yerry wants to have playing time this season and we will see what the position of Barcelona is.
“We have received excellent offers from clubs in Qatar, England, Italy, Russia and Germany.”