Deadline Day – Everton announces the signings of Bernard, Yerry Mina, and Andre Gomes.

Everton have officially announced the permanent signings of winger Bernard as well as Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

Bernard joins the Toffees after his contract expired at Shakhtar Donetsk last season whilst Mina joins the club from Barcelona for a fee believed to be around £28.7m. Gomes also joins the club from the La Liga winners.

Barcelona and Everton have had a strong relationship in this window, with the clubs also agreeing to a deal for left-back Lucas Digne. In regards to the Mina transfer, the Spanish club have inserted a buy-back clause that can be activated at any time.

A host of Premier League clubs were reportedly interested in signing Bernard (like Arsenal and Liverpool) and Mina (like Manchester United), but it was Everton who were able to get both deals over the line. Also, the signing of Gomes will give the midfielder a fresh start in the Premier League where he’ll get some much-needed game-time.

Deadline Day – Everton officials are in Barcelona to finalise Yerry Mina transfer.

According to Sky Sports, Everton officials have travelled to Barcelona to finalise a deal for Colombian defender Yerry Mina.

Should the Toffees finalise a deal, Mina will be the second Barcelona player the club have signed this summer after left-back Lucas Digne signed for a fee in the range of £18 million.

Manchester United were reportedly keen on signing the Colombian defender to solve their defensive woes but it’s believed they have turned their attention elsewhere.

In order to save time, Sky Sports are also reporting that Mina will have his medical in the Spanish city before flying to Merseyside.

The 2018-19 Premier League fixtures are released.

Premier League champions, Manchester City, will kick off their title defence against Unai Emery’s Arsenal on the weekend of the 11th of August after the initial 2018-19 Premier League fixtures were revealed. For the first time in over two decades, Arsenal will play a Premier League fixture without Arsene Wenger as their manager following the Frenchman’s resignation last season. The timings and dates of the games will be finalised at a later date when television schedules are decided.

Tottenham Hotspur will play their first few home fixtures at Wembley Stadium whilst their new stadium nears completion. A London derby against Fulham awaits the North London side for their first home fixture of the season. It has been confirmed they will transfer to their new stadium on the weekend of the 15th September against Liverpool.

Premier League runners-up, Manchester United, play their first fixture of the season versus Leicester City. Champions League finalists Liverpool kick off their season against Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham at Anfield.

In regards to the other teams representing England in the Europa League, Burnley will travel to Southampton for their first fixture of the new season while Chelsea will play against Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium. With Antonio Conte’s future in doubt and ongoing rumours of Maurizio Sarri taking over, it’ll be interesting to see who takes charge of the Blues on the opening day of the season.

Championship winners Wolves kick off their return to the Premier League against Everton at Molineux Stadium while the runners-up face off against Bournemouth at Dean Court.

In full, the opening three weeks for the 2018/19 Premier League season are as followed:

Saturday 11th August

Arsenal v Man City
AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham
Man Utd v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Spurs
Southampton v Burnley
Watford v Brighton
Wolves v Everton

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Brighton v Man Utd
Burnley v Watford
Cardiff City v Newcastle United
Chelsea v Arsenal
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v Wolves
Man City v Huddersfield Town
Spurs v Fulham
West Ham v AFC Bournemouth

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Arsenal v West Ham
AFC Bournemouth v Everton
Fulham v Burnley
Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City
Liverpool v Brighton
Man Utd v Spurs
Newcastle United v Chelsea
Southampton v Leicester City
Watford v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Man City

You can check out the full fixture reveal by pressing here.