10:30pm BST / 5:30pm EST
Alan Myers has left Finch Farm, which tells us we’re done for the night here. If Kurt Zouma’s loan deal fell through, then we would’ve heard something, so no news is good news in this case. Besides, if we’ve learned anything today about the Marcel Brands regime, is that it gets the job done. So if Marco Silva wanted Zouma, he’s likely got him and the hold-up is just the media stuff, the pics, videos, etc.
That’s it from us on this live tracker, plenty of content on the site for you to read between today and tomorrow, thanks for joining us on this most exciting of deadline days, it really did turn out to be a wonderful Christmas after all.
8:30pm BST / 3:30pm EST
More announcements, this time with player quotes and squad numbers for Mina and Gomes.
8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST
We have confirmation! Not about Zouma unfortunately, but Everton officially announce Mina and Gomes.
✍️ | Meanwhile in Barcelona… Signed and sealed. pic.twitter.com/NIIbP2tJ1I— Everton (@Everton) August 9, 2018
7:10pm BST / 2:10pm EST
All the media sources are saying that Zouma loan deal is done.. but we’re Evertonians.. we worry.
6:50pm BST / 1:50pm EST
Ten minutes to go.. Everton fans on tenterhooks about Zouma.
Breaking | Kurt Zouma to Everton on loan is a done deal, will be official imminently, according to L'Équipe.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 9, 2018
6:00pm BST / 1:00pm EST
Nikola Vlasic is getting some interest from Russia. The Blues can still send him out even with the window closed.
Everton have submitted a deal sheet for Zouma loan transfer and have until 7pm to conclude. CSKA Moscow interested in Nikola Vlasic— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 9, 2018
5:45pm BST / 12:45pm EST
Zouma is having a medical right now, not clear where he is though as Sky say they saw him at Cobham (Chelsea training facility) 15 minutes ago.
Kurt Zouma to EFC on loan deal sheet is in. A medical is underway.— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) August 9, 2018
5:20pm BST / 12:20pm EST
Alan Myers reporting from Finch Farm confirmed that there is one more name (maybe!).. we’re hearing it is Kurt Zouma as we expected.
Sky Sports, it's Zouma (the potential 'surprise' to Everton) . How do you not know that? Come on @JimWhite!— Kristian Sturt - Transfer News (@FootieWriter) August 9, 2018
Also added that Mo Besic move to Boro is off, no reason given.
5:02pm BST / 12:02pm EST
The window has officially closed, but the Andre Gomes loan did come through.
4:58pm BST / 11:58am EST
Barcelona announce Mina has left for Everton.
4:45pm BST / 11:45am EST
4:30pm BST / 11:30am EST
Alan Myers thinks there’s not enough time now to do a permanent deal for Yannick Bolasie, and Everton are adamant he doesn’t go out on loan.
Not expecting any more surprises after Bernard (as good as done) Mina (Close) and possibly Gomez, Besic out, Bolasie and Lookman stay! Dowell and Connolly new deals Busy day!— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) August 9, 2018
This leaves only the Championship and the rest of Europe for Yala - Turkey has been mentioned in the past, but the player wanted to stay in the Premier League.
4:15pm BST / 11:15am EST
Just waiting on some official announcements now.. hearing Mina and Gomes are done, and Zouma close too.
3:55pm BST / 10:55am EST
Just over an hour to go now, and we hear the Bernard announcement is very imminent!
3:40pm BST / 10:40am EST
Whoa whoa whoa! Are Everton seriously getting Mina and bringing in Kurt Zouma too?!
Info @lequipe : Everton vient de trouver un accord avec Chelsea pour obtenir le prêt de l’international français Kurt Zouma. Les Toffees doivent maintenant boucler les formalités autour de l’arrivée du joueur avant 18 heures https://t.co/LpxQ9O3pXb— Bilel Ghazi (@BilelGhazi) August 9, 2018
“Everton has an agreement with Chelsea to get the loan from the International French Kurt Zouma. The Toffees must now complete the formalities around the arrival of the player before 1800 hrs.”
3:00pm BST / 10am EST
Yerry Mina update - this is going to come down to the wire it looks like.
☎️ DIRECTO. Reunión en marcha en BCN con Oscar Grau ( CEO del FCB) dirigiendo las negociaciones de las salidas de Yerry y André con el Everton. Agentes de Yerry llegaron recién #mercato— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) August 9, 2018
“Meeting underway in BCN with Oscar Grau (CEO of FCB) directing the negotiations of the departures of Yerry and André with Everton. Agents of Yerry arrived recently”
2:40pm BST / 9:40pm EST
Some news about Theo Walcott.. but it’s not transfer-related, relax!
Every time I meet @theowalcott I’m reminded of how much of a gentleman he is, stopped the car shook hands just to say hello and good luck! These are the players and characters you need at your club!— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) August 9, 2018
Alan Myers is at Finch Farm for Sky Sports today, by the way.
2:15pm BST / 9:15am EST
More action! Youngsters Kieran Dowell and Callum Connolly have both signed new three-year-deals [RBM], with Connolly joining Antonee Robinson on loan at Wigan, under Evertonian legend Joe Royle. [RBM]
1:50pm BST / 8:50am EST
Everton lose their mo.. Mo Besic that is. The word is it’s a permanent deal to Middlesbrough for £6m - good luck Mo! [Myers]
12:40pm BST / 7:40am EST
12:20pm BST / 7:20am EST
12:10pm BST / 7:10am EST
There’s growing interest in Yannick Bolasie, but the Blues are not interested in just loaning him out, sale only. [RBM]
11:50am BST / 6:50am EST
Andre Gomes is also undergoing his Everton medical in Spain. [Mundo Deportivo]
11:30am BST / 6:30am EST
11:15am BST / 6:15am EST
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is headed off to AC Milan after his agent met with club officials last night. [Mail]
10:45am BST / 5:45am EST
Mo Besic being chased by Middlesbrough as well. The sum talked about is £4m, which is basically what we paid for him in 2014 when we got him from Ferencváros.
More on the Besic story here. [RBM]
10:20am BST / 5:30am EST
The U-23s are not getting any players added today. [Echo]
10:00am BST / 5:00am EST
Good Morning! Happy Deadline Day all!
Bernard’s medical is done and he should be getting announced any time now. [Mail]
Yerry Mina apparently is very close (stop us if you’re actually tired of hearing that). [Sky]
There’s some movement on the Andre Gomes front too. [Mail]
Mo Besic might be headed to Leeds. [Echo]
Sandro could leave too, but not necessarily today with the European window still open. [RBM]
Transfer Deadline Day can be one of the most exciting days of the year in the football calendar, especially if your team is going to be active like we expect Everton to be.
The Toffees have already bought and loaned out a handful of players, but there are still expected to be both incomings and outgoings in the next few hours. The signing of Bernard on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk should also be announced today.
The Blues, obviously, desperately need at least one center back, and probably two. Another central midfielder would not hurt at all, either.
Bernard, Yerry Mina, Kurt Zouma, Andre Gomes, Badou N’Diaye, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater
Callum Connolly, Matthew Pennington, Yannick Bolasie, Ademola Lookman, Cuco Martina, Muhamed Besic, Nikola Vlasic, Sandro Ramirez
Richarlison, Lucas Digne, Joao Virginia
Kevin Mirallas*, Ashley Williams*, Antonee Robinson*, Davy Klaassen, Wayne Rooney, Joel Robles, Shani Tarashaj*, Luke Garbutt*, Conor Grant, Henry Onyekuru*, Ramiro Funes Mori