AC Milan are eyeing a move for Everton defender Yerry Mina to replace Simon Kjaer, with their interest in the Colombian a longstanding one.

That’s Calcio Mercato News, who cover the potential move today after reports of their interest this week.

We covered how Milan could turn to Mina in January after Kjaer was stretchered off over the weekend, with reports stating that Everton were keen to get rid.

CM News back that up and state that Mina is ‘back in the Serie A fold’ four years after first being linked with a move there.

They explain that back in 2018, when Milan’s dealings were dealt with by Mario Mauri and Officina Soccer, Inter, Milan, Lazio and Roma all liked Mina but never made a bid for him.

That actually came from Sampdoria, who offered €9m for him plus 20 per cent on a future resale and a salary that would rise from €1.5m to €2.5m.

That move never happened, though, as his uncle Jair set up a ‘lightning operation’ with Barcelona and manager Pep Segura, cutting out the Italians in the process.

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Mina would only enjoy a brief spell at the Nou Camp before moving to Everton, where he’s been a key player when he’s been fit.

He’s now changed agents to Wasserman, an American agency back in Los Angeles that manages a varied catalogue of entertainment personalities, including Coldplay.

They have been in the football landscape for several years, and Mina is one of the people that they manage, and because of this change, Italy is an option once again.

Milan are ‘following’ Mina, but they are not the only Serie A side interested, with it stated Roma could also look to him. That, though, would be more for next summer than the immediate future.

That is where Wasserman come into it as they have worked through one of their agents, Neil Fewings, to take Tammy Abraham to the club in the summer.

For the immediate future, the signals say keep an eye on Milan, however. Because Mina’s contract with Everton is set to expire in 2023, he’s considered a ‘juicy deal’ to be done.

The Blues paid €35m for him two years ago and gave him a €3.5m deal, but because of his contract situation, his price has now fallen to ‘around half that’.

That is seemingly a price AC Milan could afford and, with Kjaer potentially out long-term, may be willing to pay when January rolls around.