Brazilian has been successfully granted a work permit ahead of expected move to Goodison.

Everton have agreed to sign experienced FC Porto midfield player Fernando for £15 million as a replacement for the Manchester United-bound Marouane Fellaini according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The big-haired Belgium international is expected to finally complete his protracted £25m move to the Premier League champions before the summer transfer window slams shut for business for the year at midnight on Sept 2 after weeks of haggling between the two clubs.