They have since turned their attention to a loan deal for Chelsea's Kurt Zouma and are confident of agreeing a deal in time.
The United boss is hoping to sign at least one more top class player today with a centre-back the priority and the Manchester giants have reportedly failed to agree terms for the likes of Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Gomes has been rendered surplus to requirements at Barcelona and has failed to become a regular in the Barca first team.
The Toffees have added three new faces this summer as Joao Virginia, Lucas Digne and Richarlison have all arrived at Goodison Park, whilst Brazilian playmaker Bernard is on the verge of completing his move.
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Everton are attempting to finalise their move for Yerry Mina.
The 25-year-old will join on a free transfer after his contract at Shakhtar Donetsk ran out earlier this summer.
"It looks as if Everton have won the race to win the Colombian centre-half".
They are also set to make a late move to sign Barcelona's outcast midfielder Andre Gomes.
"But certainly it's going to be a very, very busy day here at Finch Farm".