Deadline day round-up: Everton shop in Barcelona, busy Fulham welcome five

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Brazilian winger Bernard has revealed the key role Everton boss Marco Silva played in convincing him to move to Goodison Park despite offers from Chelsea, West Ham and AC Milan.

The Colombian centre-back had been linked to Manchester United and Lyon as well as the Toffees this summer. However after the initial loan Southampton will have an obligation to buy the Englishman for £20 million.

Brighton and Hove Albion secured defensive reinforcement in the shape of former Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya, who joins from Valencia on a four-year deal.

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

The Spanish champions have a buy-back option in the deal, which comes little over six months since he arrived from Brazilian side Palmeiras.

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.

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Everton kick off their new Premier League campaign with a trip to Molineux to take on Wolves tomorrow, and Silva's men will have to be at their very best, if they are to return to Merseyside with anything to show for their efforts. 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. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here. The English club will pay Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables.

'Marco's words helped me a lot because having a coach who believes in his ideas is important.

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