By Joe Nelson
Ashley Williams has said his goodbyes at Swansea as he prepares to complete a £12million transfer to Everton.
Sky Sports claim on their transfer centre blog (12.08pm) that Williams will travel to Merseyside on Tuesday afternoon to undergo a medical ahead of signing a two-year deal.
It is said that Everton and Swansea have agreed a £12million fee for the Wales captain.
The 31-year-old, who captained Wales throughout their impressive Euro 2016 campaign, made his farewells at training on Tuesday morning and will be confirmed as a Toffees player in the coming days.
The Swans captain is set to sign on a two-year deal and will be new Everton boss Ronald Koeman’s third senior summer arrival after the captures of Idrissa Gueye and Martin Stekelenburg.
Williams will be a direct replacement for John Stones, who completed a £47.5million transfer to Manchester City on Tuesday morning that demolished Everton’s transfer record.
Swansea are attempting to soften this blow on fans by securing the signature of Borja Baston from Atletico Madrid, who is understood to have agreed a £15m move to the Liberty stadium and will be flying in for a medical on Tuesday night, according to the Sky Sports website.
In other Everton transfer news, this young defender may be following Stones out the exit door with Newcastle United interested.