Marco Silva: Everton working on signing Barcelona’s Andre Gomes

Everton boss Marco Silva has hinted the club are currently working on making Andre Gomes’ loan move from Barcelona permanent.

The Merseyside club paid a season-long loan fee of €2.5m to land the Portuguese international but do not exercise an option to sign the midfielder permanently.

The release clause of Gomes at the Camp Nou is said to be €100m but it would be extremely likely the club would sell at a significantly lower value.

“He's enjoyed his first two months but let's see what we can do,” Silva told a news conference on Friday morning.

“We are working on it, I don't know if I have answer in one week or two weeks.

“It is not something that it is in our hands. The best scenario to look at is – it is not just in our hands as a club, not just in the hands of Andre, there is a third party as well.

“Barcelona are included, let's see when we can talk about the situation.”

Gomes joined Barca from Valencia in 2016 in a deal worth up to €55m but failed to settle at the Catalan giants.

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