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Everton confirm the signing of Arouna Koné

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After speculation all last week that the Wigan striker would be joining the Toffees, the club made the signing official today.

Michael Regan

For all of you who enjoy asking the question, "Have we [Everton] signed anyone today?", we have an answer for you.

Yes. Yes they did.

News broke last week that Roberto Martinez was chasing his former Wigan striker Arouna Koné and as you can see form the tweet above -- featuring the hideous shield that Everton have been hamstrung with this year -- the deal is done.

We don't know how much the transfer is worth but one assumes a ballpark number will emerge eventually. Koné has signed a three year deal with Everton worth a reported £5 million. The 29-year-old, who scored 11 goals in his first Premier League season, provides both a boost and some much needed competition up front in the attack.

If either Leighton Baines and/or Marouane Fellaini move on during the transfer window, one expects this won't be Martinez's last signing.