It was a busy transfer deadline for Everton as they bought Yerry Mina from Barcelona for a fee of around £27 million with a buy back option inserted from the La Liga champions. Midfielder Andre Gomes was also brought in from the Catalans on a season long loan, and the Toffees also managed to complete the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Bernard, the Brazilian putting pen to paper on a four year deal with the PL side.
Everton have conducted quite a bit of business in this transfer window with Mina, Gomes and Bernard joining new arrivals Richarlison and Lucas Digne and Marco Silva is still trying to get a loan move for Chelsea centre back Kurt Zouma over the line.
Meanwhile Merseyside rivals Liverpool have sent injury plagued striker Danny Ings on loan to Southampton. However after the initial loan Southampton will have an obligation to buy the Englishman for £20 million.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was effusive in his praise for the forward following the deal, telling the club's official website that it will be strange to say goodbye to the forward who's career at Anfield never really got going:
He is such an outstanding boy. Honestly, if you could bottle character and spirit, his would sell worldwide - he is so incredibly positive and full of energy. But we won’t just miss his character because he is a footballer who has all the tools.
We say farewell to a friend, but for Danny I know the best chapters in his personal story are still to be written. He is as fit now as at any point of his career I would bet and he just requires the opportunity. He has that opportunity and on behalf of his Liverpool family we say good luck Danny and we will miss you.
Another striker that was expected to leave Liverpool this window was Divock Origi, with the Belgian thought to be wanted by Crystal Palace. A move, however, failed to materialise but the forward could still leave the Reds as most of the other leagues' transfer windows not closing until the end of the month.
Other big deals of the day saw Fulham pay £22 million for Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa with Leicester also splashing the cash to sign £19 million defender Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg.