Everton sign Zouma on loan from Chelsea

Everton sign Zouma on loan from Chelsea

However, according to Spanish outlet Marca, the Catalan giants will be granted first option on Mina if they want to bring him back to the Nou Camp in the future.

Everton were among the busier teams in the window, with Andre Gomes and Bernard also signing on during deadline day, while Lucas Digne and Richarlison moved to Merseyside earlier in the window.

The centre-back, who was in the sights of Manchester United until they withdrew their interest and was close to joining Lyon, has signed a five-year deal, while Andre Gomes followed the same path on loan.

Silva explained on Friday: "We sold Funes Mori and sent Ashley Williams out on loan". While a €60 million buy-back clause seems extremely high, if Mina reaches the heights many predict, the clause would represent a canny piece of business.

Everton submitted a deal sheet to the Football Association in order to secure extra time to finalise all the details of the move, and Zouma will now be preparing himself to join up with his new teammates. Everything is the same, even the number of central defenders is the same.

"It was a good opportunity for us in the market. It is a new league for me, the beginning is always tough but I am sure the coach and my new team-mates will help me and I am looking forward to a great season".

"At the end, I need to have problems deciding my XI because it's the only way the club can grow and compete to take each others positions".