Manchester United have reportedly cooled their interest in signing Barcelona’s Yerry Mina before next week’s transfer deadline. Earlier this week, the Colombia international had been highlighted as the prime target to strengthen the club’s backline but a disagreement with his agent appears to have pulled the plug on the move.
According to The Sun, United have decided against following up their interest in Mina after his representative made excessive demands to push through the deal. Jose Mourinho’s side were initially expecting to acquire Mina’s services in a deal worth £35m this month but the additional fee demanded by his agent has supposedly angered them.
As a result, the Mancunian giants are now prepared to look elsewhere to bolster their defence and they are facing a rest against time, considering the transfer deadline is scheduled to close on Thursday.
United have surprisingly gone with a restricted budget for the summer transfer window and this has seemingly hampered their business with most of their targets being quoted with high transfer valuations.
Over the past month, United have been in constant contact with Tottenham Hotspur regarding a deal for Toby Alderweireld but the move appears unlikely to go through unless they are willing to match Spurs’ £55m price tag for the defender.
Manchester United recently finished their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on the road. They are now scheduled to face Leicester City in Friday’s Premier League at Old Trafford.
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