Merseyside giants Everton will turn their attention to the possible signing of Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma after a deal for Andre Gomes was wrapped up.
The Toffees announced the permanent transfer of Portuguese international Andre Gomes on Tuesday in a deal believed to be around £22m.
Everton signed Andre Gomes from Barcelona after a successful loan spell at Goodison Park.
Andre Gomes joined Everton on a season-long loan deal last summer and he went on to score one goal in 27 league games for the Merseysiders.
Premier League sides West Ham United and Liverpool were linked with a move for Andre Gomes before Everton made a permanent swoop for the 2016 European Championship winner.
West Ham United had two bids turned down for him by Spanish champions Barcelona.
The Hammers made bids of £18m and £20m for the Portuguese midfielder but it was not good enough for Barcelona to sanction the sale of the player.
After the Andre Gomes deal was completed yesterday, Everton will now turn their attention to a permanent deal for Kurt Zouma.
The Chelsea loanee joined Everton on a season-long loan deal last summer and he impressed a great deal as he formed a potent centre back partnership with Michael Keane at the heart of Everton’s defence.