Ashley Williams: Everton sign Swansea and Wales defender

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Everton have signed Wales captain Ashley Williams from Premier League rivals Swansea for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £12m.

The 31-year-old defender is new manager Ronald Koeman's third summer purchase after Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

They are also in talks to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Yannick Bolasie and Sunderland defender Lamine Kone.

Swansea had rejected an earlier £10m bid from Everton.

The signing comes a day after John Stones left Goodison Park to join Manchester City for £47.5m.

Williams featured in Wales' run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and has not played any pre-season games following an extended break.

He spent eight years with the Swans, playing more than 300 games since joining for £300,000 from Stockport in March 2008.

As well as seeking deals for Ivory Coast's Kone, 27, and DR Congo international Bolasie, 27, Everton are also determined to keep Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

The 23-year-old has three years remaining on his contract at Everton, and is reported to be