Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes to undergo Everton medical ahead of loan move

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Barca are to allow the Portugal international midfielder to spend the 2018-19 campaign in England as he remains on the fringes of their plans

Everton are set to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona on a season-long loan, with Goal of the understanding that a busy deadline day for the Toffees could also see them take Yerry Mina from the Camp Nou giants.

Gomes will undergo his medical and complete his signing in Spain before travelling to Merseyside to be unveiled at Goodison Park.

He will become Everton’s fourth signing of the summer transfer window, with deals having already been put in place to take Richarlison from Watford, Joao Virginia from Arsenal and Lucas Digne from Barcelona.

Gomes has long been a fringe player at Barcelona, despite signing for a fee of €35 million (£31m/$41m) plus €20m in add-ons in 2016, with only 46 appearances made in La Liga since joining from Valencia.

The 25-year-old began his career at Benfica, with his career highlight being a European Championship win with Portugal in 2016.

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His arrival at Everton will help to bolster the midfield options available to new Toffees boss Marco Silva.

The Portuguese coach is still looking for more players to come into his club ahead of his debut campaign on Merseyside and a third addition from Catalunya is possible as Mina remains a top £27 million ($35m) target.

Chelsea's Kurt Zouma remains a back-up option for Everton but he will only be signed on loan if a deal for Mina falls through – with that particular pursuit having frustrated the Toffees so far due to the complexity of getting it done.

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