It has not been an easy time for Tyrone Mings since he completed his permanent move to Aston Villa in the summer, but that has not stopped the likes of Everton and Manchester United taking an interest in the centre-back, according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (12/7; page 69).
Villa look to be on the cusp of making an immediate return to the Championship. Dean Smith’s side are seven points off safety with four games remaining.
Only Norwich boast a worse defensive record than the Villans. Nevertheless, Mings looks to be attracting plenty of attention going into the upcoming transfer window.
The Sunday Mirror (12/7; page 69) reports that the Toffees want the 27-year-old. It is noted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also keen to bring the former Bournemouth man to Old Trafford.
The Mirror suggests that Mings is valued at around £30 million.
TBR View: Reports may divide Everton fans
No defender has made more top flight appearances for Villa this season than Mings. So it may not be a huge surprise if plenty of Everton fans have their reservations about the centre-back.
Carlo Ancelotti would be wise to bolster his options in that area of the pitch. But some may not necessarily be too pleased if Mings proves to be the man that arrives at Goodison Park.
He is capable of some colossal performances. And Villa would have surely not gone on the run that led to promotion last season had they not signed Mings on loan last January.
He does appear to have struggled to kept the errors out of his game since promotion however. So he may arrive with a real point to prove if he does ultimately end the window as an Everton player.