Everton should battle Liverpool for the summer signing of Ashley Williams

The Welshman has been fantastic this season, and two ex-bosses should battle to sign him in the summer.

Earlier this week The Mirror reported that Liverpool were looking to reinvigorate their interest in Swansea City defender Ashley Williams. The 30-year-old Welshman seems to be getting only better with age and two years on from a failed bid to reunite himself with his former centre-back Brendan Rodgers is expected to make a move again this summer.

The centre-back may have been an integral member of the Swansea team under Rodgers, but it was not the Liverpool boss who brought him to South Wales.

That was his Merseyside rival Roberto Martinez.

The Everton boss snapped up Williams from Stockport County, initially on loan, before signing him for a reported £400,000 in 2008, according to the BBC.

He was then Swansea's record signing and has gone on to repay that fee, and more.

So should Everton make a move for the player?

A centre-back is a must for Everton in the summer.

John Stones and Phil Jagielka carry hopes at the moment, but the support is almost non-existent.

Antolin Alcaraz is set to leave when his contract expires in the summer. Sylvain Distin is in the same boat. Neither have covered themselves in glory this campaign.

Everton need a top central defender if they are to climb back up the table next season, after a dismal 2014-15 season.

Williams would be the perfect signing to get them back on track.

Everton should therefore rival Liverpool for his signature and hope for the best.

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