A select round-up of the latest Everton transfer news...
The versatile defender, capable of playing either as a centre-back or left-back, played under new Everton boss Ronald Koeman while at Feyenoord and is reportedly keen on a reunion with the Dutch coach.
Koeman gives off the impression that he likes to work with a rugged, experienced defender alongside a more natural ball-playing centre-back, and that’s what he could be going for with Williams.
The Swansea man is very much an experienced defender with excellent leadership skills, and he is exactly the sort of player Everton lacked during Phil Jagielka’s absence with injury last term.
While Everton are still working to bring players in ahead of the new Premier League season, question marks remain over their two prized assets in Stones and Belgium international forward Romelu Lukaku.
A fresh report in The Sun claims Chelsea are willing to offer cash plus Loic Remy and Asmir Begovic for the forward’s signature, and it’s a deal Everton may find hard to turn down.
The 27-year-old only joined the Black Cats in January and played a pivotal role in the club’s ensuing Premier League survival, displaying great strength and understanding at the back.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are all said to be keen on signing him, yet Kone is set to stay on Wearside.