Everton seal Ashley Williams signing after John Stones' big money exit

Wales captain signs a three-year deal with Ronald Koeman's side

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams. Picture by: Simon Galloway / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Everton have signed Wales captain Ashley Williams.

The 31-year-old defender moves from Swansea on a three-year contract, for a fee believed to be in the region of £12 million.

The Toffees had a bid of about £10 million rejected but the £47.5 million sale of John Stones to Manchester City gives Everton extra cash to spend.

New manager Ronald Koeman is also believed to be interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie with a deal appearing closer to fruition for the DR Congo International.