Report: Everton agree £10m deal to sign Swansea's Ashley Williams, he may double his wages

Swansea's Ashley Williams looks dejected

Everton are believed to have struck a deal for Ashley Williams.

Swansea's Ashley Williams looks dejectedSwansea's Ashley Williams looks dejected

According to The Mirror, Everton have agreed a £10m deal to sign Swansea City defender Ashley Williams, with the player expected to earn around £75,000-a-week at Goodison Park.

The Toffees have made just one first-team addition this summer after Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg reunited with his former Ajax and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman.

Swansea's Ashley Williams celebrates scoring their first goalSwansea's Ashley Williams celebrates

Yet, with Farhad Moshiri's investment available, Everton are expected to make a number of major moves in the transfer market - and adding a new defender appears to be priority number one for new manager Koeman.

With question marks over the future of John Stones and Phil Jagielka coming off an injury-hit season, Koeman seems to be moving for a proven Premier League centre back.

Wales' Ashley WilliamsWales' Ashley Williams

The Mirror report that Everton have agreed a £10m fee with Swansea City for the signature of defender Ashley Williams, in what would be a superb move for the Toffees.

Williams, 31, joined Swansea from Stockport County back in 2008, and has racked up more than 300 appearances for the club whilst become a talismanic captain in the heart of the Swansea back four.

After an impressive campaign at the European Championships with Wales, Williams is now a top target for Everton, and the Toffees have allegedly landed their man in a £10m deal.

Ashley Williams celebrates scoring the second goal for Swansea CityAshley Williams celebrates scoring for Swansea City

It's claimed that Williams is in line to double his £2m-a-year salary once he joins Everton, meaning he could earn around £75,000-a-week at Goodison Park.

At almost 32, that kind of offer may be too good to turn down for Williams despite his loyalty to the club over the years, whilst Everton's ambition of competing for European qualification again should be appealing to the veteran centre back this summer.

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