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

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Bernard became the Blues' first arrival, joining on a free transfer after his contract with Shakhtar Donetsk expired at the end of the previous season.

The Colombian has signed a five-year deal, and expressed his delight upon completing his move to Goodison Park, while speaking to the official Everton website. The club reserves the right to buy back the player.

Everton will pay Barcelona £2m for the season long loan and will also pay the player's wages.

The Colombia global was also linked with a switch to Manchester United, but he has opted for a move to Goodison Park. The France worldwide, who spent last season on loan at Stoke City, had also been linked with Old Trafford but was in line to become Everton's fourth recruit of the day after paperwork was submitted moments before the 5pm deadline.

"I did not need any convincing to come here".

The Catalan club have included a buy-back clause in the deal with the Toffees.

However, Manchester United were put off by the excessive demands made by the player's agents, which ultimately resulted in them pulling the plug on the move.

With a little less than two hours left for Premier League sides to do deals, Everton are cutting it close but they remain confident of taking both deals over the line in time.

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

"For me, it was really good to speak to him because I know how good he is and I feel motivated to work with him and to play for Everton, a great club".

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