Everton complete signing of Yerry Mina from Barcelona

Agreement reached: Chelsea defender set to join Premier League side

A high powered Everton delegation arrived in Barcelona earlier today to finalise an agreement to sign Mina and Gomes from the Catalan giants on deadline day.

The free signing of Brazilian midfielder Bernard was confirmed after a work permit was granted.

It was a busy transfer deadline for Everton as they bought Yerry Mina from Barcelona for a fee of around £27 million with a buy back option inserted from the La Liga champions.

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

While Bernard was finalising his transfer at Everton's Finch Farm training ground a club delegation led by the director of football, Marcel Brands, concluded deals for Mina and Gomes in Barcelona.

Linked to the likes of Chelsea throughout the summer, Brazilian Bernard admitted a conversation with Marco Silva persuaded him to move to Everton.

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"Everton is a club with a great structure and a lot of tradition, historically the fourth most successful club in England".

'I am not confident, ' Mourinho (below) said of United's chance of new signings yesterday morning.

"I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me", he told evertontv.

Both sides have reached a deal and it will shortly be made official.

Although the new Everton boss is unable to call on his last-minute signings at Wolves on Saturday, he accepts that judgment of his team will be immediate.

"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 other's positions".

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