Manchester United Want Permanent Move for Everton Loan Target Kurt Zouma

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Brazilian winger Bernard was pictured having his medical at Pall Mall medical centre on Wednesday night and defender Mina and midfielder Gomes arrived on Thursday.

The United boss is hoping to sign at least one more top class player today with a centre-back the priority and the Manchester giants have reportedly failed to agree terms for the likes of Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina in recent weeks.

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Manchester United were also understood to be keen on signing the 23-year-old Colombian, but it appears the Toffees have beaten their Premier League rivals to his signature. The French defender played 37 games for the Potters and him returning to the Premier League makes sense for both the club and the player.

Barcelona have found Gomes an escape after a torrid time with them.

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The relationship between Barcelona and Everton is believed to be strong, with left-back Lucas Digne already moving to Goodison Park from the Nou Camp in this window. My understanding, I've spoken to somebody in Spain this morning, is that one is very, very close to being done.

Everton have been looking to strengthen defensively, with Yerry Mina also set to join the club from Barcelona.

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While both stars are tipped to complete their moves before tonight's deadline, Mina is expected to move on a permanent deal and Gomes is expected to move on a loan deal.