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Everton seal sensational Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes triple swoop

Official: EPL Club Announces Signing Of Two Barca Stars

Everton are also looking to tie up a deal to sign Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan from Chelsea after they agreed a deal with their Premier League rivals.

The arrival of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich further limited his chances of featuring for the Catalan based club.

Veteran England goalkeeper Lee Grant moved to Manchester United in a £1.5m deal from relegated Stoke City.

And it appears the latter had a key role to play in bringing the World Cup's highest scoring defender to the north west club. He will compete for places with Gylfi Sigurdsson, Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davis.

Everton have announced that Mina will be No 13 while Andre Gomes will be No 8.

Many players ticketed for new locales stayed put past Thursday's Premier League summer transfer deadline.

His season-long loan will cost the English club 2.25 million euros, Barca said in a statement.

'The manager made me feel confident I wanted to play here because of what he's done in the past.

Bernard joined Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, and has risen throughout his time with the Ukrainian giants. He has made just six appearances during his time in Spain.

Gomes, meanwhile, had struggled to force his way into Barcelona's side on a regular basis last season.

Gomes has a hamstring injury he picked up while in the United States with Barca, but the 25-year-old is expected back in action in a few weeks and was still able to complete his medical.

Mina also said that speaking with Lucas Digne and fellow newcomer Andre Gomes helped him decide that Everton was his preferred destination.