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Everton sign Barça's Mina and Gomes, Shakhtar's Bernard

Everton sign Barça's Mina and Gomes, Shakhtar's Bernard

Everton are conducting the final round of talks as they look to rush through deals for Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes before the 5pm Premier League deadline.

Manchester United spent the entire summer transfer window scouring for a centre-back who could not just add solidity at the back but also be a leader in defence.

Mina, for whom Barca have retained a buy-back option, said the chance to play alongside Gomes and Lucas Digne - who made the same switch last week - played a part in his decision to join Marco Silva's men.

"Every discussion we've had was very important in making me feel his confidence about my game".

All of the Everton and Fulham dealings materialised close to the deadline, while the early stages of the day were dominated by Chelsea, who confirmed Mateo Kovacic's arrival after signing Kepa Arrizabalaga late on Wednesday.




Despite disclosing the transfer fee, Barça did not reveal at what price the buy-back clause is set, but a report from Marca has claimed that it is €60m (£53.9m).

The clubs agreed a permanent deal for Mina worth £27.2m (€30.25m) rising to £28.5m (€31.75m), while Andre Gomes joins on a season-long loan.

Everton's season-long loan deal for Portugal's Gomes will see them pay 2.25 million euros (RM10.6 million) and the player's wages.

'They are historically among the four most successful clubs in England and when I found out about the club and what the manager wanted from me, I was happy. "I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here". "He is a good guy and we want to do our best for Everton".