Bernard reveals why he rejected Blues for Everton

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The Colombia global was also linked with a switch to Manchester United, but he has opted for a move to Goodison Park. "This is why I am here".

Everton and Fulham stole the show on the Premier League's transfer deadline day, as both clubs welcomed several eye-catching signings. It is the best league in the world.

'They are historically among the four most successful clubs in England and when I found out about the club and what the manager wanted from me, I was happy. "I believe I will be able to show my best as a player here".

Everton have signed André Gomes on loan from Barcelona.

And Barca were keen to cash in on the 23-year-old, who cost just 11.8 million euros seven months ago.

Everton boss Marco Silva has insisted that Phil Jagielka still has a part to play for the club this season.

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

Promoted Fulham paid a reported club-record 22.3 million pounds for Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Anguissa from Olympique de Marseille and signed Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a season-long loan deal from Sevilla.

Andre Gomes, Barcelona's Portuguese central midfielder, has been loaned to Everton.

The Toffees are hopeful of signing the two players before the 5pm deadline and according to Catalan daily Sport, they are conducting the final round of talks to provide the finishing touches to the agreements.

Everton produced a remarkable end to the transfer window as they made three significant additions to Marco Silva's squad in Yerry Mina, Bernard and André Gomes.