Man United Could Make £36m Bid For Barcelona Star Within Next Few Days Amid Super Lig Interest

Manchester United could be set to take the lead in the race to sign Barcelona star Yerry Mina with Super Lig giants Galatasaray also pushing for a move.

Sport claim that the Red Devils could launch a £36m [€40m] move for the Colombia international should they fail to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

Per the source, United have told Mina they could launch an official bid for him within the next few days.

The Manchester based outfit have reportedly already made an enquiry to Barcelona whether they would be prepared to part ways with him.

Considering the Foxes are demanding £62m for Maguire, £36m for Mina does offer a far lower fee.

Sky Sports man Dharmesh Sheth argues that United’s interest in Mina could be a game to drive down Maguire’s price.

“With regards to Maguire, United remain keen but as we know, Leicester do not want to sell,” he said on Sky Sports News.

“Certainly not for the £65m that we think United value Maguire at.

“This could be looked at another way. Could the Mina link also be a way of getting Leicester to soften their stance and lower their price?”

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Should United launch a £36m offer, Galatasaray would not be able to compete.

The Lions want the 23-year-old defender on loan.

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim recently confirmed he is keen on Mina.

Terim said on Instagram TV: “One of the players I really liked at the World Cup was Yerry Mina and to be honest he is a target, it is true we are interested.”

Colombia international legend Carlos Valderrama recently urged Mina to consider a move to Galatasaray.

Speaking to Radio Caracol Valderrama said: “The Premier League is attractive but for me the Champions League is the most prestigious.

“I don’t think Yerry should join a mid-table team like Everton. 

“Fatih Terim has a great record developing players, if it were me I would pick Galatasaray.”

The 1.95m tall footballer had an impressive tournament in Russia and became the first defender to score in his first three games in a World Cup.