Everton complete signing of Yerry Mina from Barcelona

Sport suggests his future could be resolved today

And it looks likely that Everton will add one more with Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma now in negotiations over a move. The 2018 FIFA World Cup was a high point, with the player a revelation with his aerial prowess.

The club reserves the right to buy back the player. But, there was no dearth of suitors in his pursuit, with Manchester United and Everton showing a lot of interest in him.

"I spoke to Lucas and he told me all about the Club, which also made me keen to come here". Muhamed Besic was lined up for a £6m return to Middlesbrough only for the deal to collapse late on while Everton rejected several loan offers for Yannick Bolasie, who they want to sell on a permanent basis.

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...

Manchester United open talks with Chelsea for defender
And Kurt Zouma could still join him on Merseyside, even though the transfer window slammed shut at 5:00pm on Thursday. Manchester United need a defensive upgrade on the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones and Zouma is certainly that.

Portuguese midfielder Gomes, 25, will join on a season-long loan at a cost of 2.25 million euros for the English club. This is why I am here.

With a little less than two hours left for Premier League sides to do deals, Everton are cutting it close but they remain confident of taking both deals over the line in time. It is the best league in the world.

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. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.

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