Big-spending Everton snap up Barcelona duo

The Colombian centre-back had been linked to Manchester United and Lyon as well as the Toffees this summer.

The La Liga champions confirmed in a statement: "FC Barcelona and Everton FC have reached an agreement over the transfer of the player Yerry Mina".

Mina joins Everton on a five-year contract for a fee thought to be in the region of £27m, while Gomes jets in on a season-long loan deal.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have since had an approach for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin knocked back by the Spanish club.

"I'm delighted to sign for this fantastic club - it's a good day for me", said Gomes to Everton's in-house TV channel.

"Every discussion we've had was very important in making me feel his confidence about my game".

Bernard, a 25-year-old capped 14 times by Brazil, was a free agent after his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expired.

"Everton is a club with a great structure and a lot of tradition, historically the fourth most successful club in England". When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.

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...

Everton coach Marco Silva finally convinced Gomes to join and he has had his medical for the Premier League side in Barcelona. "I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here".