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Everton defender Yerry Mina wanted by Valencia in £15m transfer as Toffees eye John Stones move

EVERTON’S Colombian centre-half Yerry Mina is a shock target for Spanish side Valencia.

The South American, 25, is fancied by the LaLiga outfit, who could come up with around £15million to secure  his signature.

It comes days after SunSport revealed the Toffees were looking to give a lifeline to former player John Stones after a turbulent time with Manchester City since leaving in 2016.

Mina was briefly in Spain with Barcelona where he did not feature much before Everton beat Premier League rivals  Manchester United to sign him two years ago.

The towering  defender, who scored against England in the World Cup, has had a mixed time on Merseyside with injuries and some inconsistent  form.

Everton could be willing to sell at the right price especially as Carlo Ancelotti has plans to bring in a new central defender — which could be Stones.

Stones is currently City’s fifth choice centre-back  and Everton would be interested in a cut-price deal, having sold Stones to City in a £47.5million move.

Sources close to Stones say the unhappy 26-year-old will now  consider the  options he has this summer.

And he is open to a return to Goodison Park after falling down the pecking order at the Etihad.

Everton also announced the signing of teenage defender Niels Nkounkou, 19, on a free this week after he left Marseille.

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