Premier League side Everton are on the brink of signing Welsh captain Ashley Williams this summer, according to foottheball sources.
Sources confirm that Everton have agreed in principle with Swansea and the transfer fee is believed to be in the region of £10m.
The player himself has agreed to make a switch this summer and work under new Everton boss Ronald Koeman. Koeman has been busy this summer to revamp the squad and Williams is expected to become the first defender that he signs in the summer transfer window.
The 31-year-old talented centre-back did not feature in Swansea’s pre-season campaign against Wolves and rumours suggest that the Swansea centre-back, who played a pivotal role in guiding Wales to semi-finals of Euro 2016, is all set to make a move out and join Koeman at Goodison Park.
Following Everton’s disappointing campaign in the last Premier League season, new manager Koeman has felt the urgency of reinforcing the defensive lineup and with John Stones linked with a move to Manchester City or Manchester united, the club has identified Williams as the suitable replacement.
Everton have also shown interest in the Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, but the Italian club has made it clear that they are not willing to sell their star player this summer. Rumours also suggest that the Senegal defender is more interested in a move to Chelsea, if the club allows him to leave in the summer transfer window.
After losing out on Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci and Roma’s Kostas Manolas, Chelsea boss Conte has also shown interest in Koulibaly, as the new Blues manager looks desperate to make immediate reinforcements in the defense.