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".
'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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One of the five shutters of a large reservoir in the mountainous Idukki district was opened for the first time in 26 years. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has cancelled all official events and is monitoring the floods situation.
'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.