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

Kurt Zouma is on the verge of leaving Chelsea

Kurt Zouma is on the verge of leaving Chelsea

The Colombian centre-back had reportedly been subject to interest from Manchester United over a permanent move but Everton have swooped in for Mina on the final day of the English transfer window, with the player having his medical in Barcelona in order to push the move through.

Bernard, also 25, has signed a four-year deal with the Merseyside club after his contract at Shakhtar ran out in June.

In the immortal words of one Larry David: preeeetty... preeeeetty... pretty good.

A summer-long chase for Colombia's World Cup star Yerry Mina concluded with a £28.5 million deal with Barcelona, the defender joining former teammate Lucas Digne who moved to Everton last week.

Portugal worldwide Gomes endured even greater struggles at LaLiga's champions and has found an escape route in the shape of a season-long loan at Goodison Park, which will cost the Toffees €2.25million.

A summer that started with the intention of balancing the books ended with a flourish as Farhad Moshiri, Everton's major shareholder, sanctioned a deal for Mina, which took the club's spending to about...

Barcelona have been trying to offload the duo all summer and it seems they will be able to succeed by the transfer window slams shut in England at 5pm.

The fee represents a healthy profit for the Spanish champions, who signed Mina from Palmeiras for €11.8m (£10.6m) only in January and obtained a buy-back option in the deal.

Moments later they also confirmed that Portugal global Gomes would join the Premier League side on loan.

Everton have a good squad, and with a new manager in Marco Silva now in charge of the Toffees, the Goodison Park faithful should be excited about the season ahead.

"I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful".

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