Everton keen on signing Aston Villa defender Mings this summer
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Carlo Ancelotti is reported to be keen to bolster Everton's defensive options for next season with Aston Villa man Tyrone Mings. Although Villa value the England defender at £30 million, this price could drop if Villa are relegated from the Premier League this season.

Everton have had limited options at centre-half this season with only three recognised senior players in that position. But despite Mason Holgate impressing this season, both Michael Keane and Yerry Mina have been inconsistent and have all faced significant time on the sidelines through injury.

Mings to Everton?

Mings reportedly has a number of potential suitors with Manchester United and Arsenal also interested in the Villa man who has been ever present for Villa in their survival fight. Mings also made his international debut earlier in the season, playing the full 90 minutes in England's 6-0 victory over Bulgaria in November.

Mings isn't the only defender to be linked to the blues recently. Everton are also linked with Lille defender Gabriel Magalhães who is reportedly valued at £23 million. But Everton also face competition once again from Arsenal for the Brazilian, who are also keen to improve their defensive options for next season.

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Ancelotti keen to bolster options

Everton will get to see their target Mings sooner rather than later when they face Aston Villa on Thursday. Villa are continuing their fight for survival whereas Everton will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 3-0 defeat to Wolves on the weekend.

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