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Everton fans react on Twitter to defender reportedly joining by Wednesday

By Dominic Toner

Everton supporters expressed their joy on Twitter over the news that Ashley Williams is close to joining the club.

Wales Online claim that Williams is set to complete a £10million move to Goodison Park in the next 48 hours.

This comes after ESPN FC reported that Everton are also expected to finalise the signing of Senegal international Idrissa Gueye within the next 24 hours.

The Everton fans seem overjoyed with the possibility of Williams being the replacement for Manchester City-bound John Stones and took to Twitter to express their approval.

Here are a selection of their messages:

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Williams helped Swansea to a twelfth-placed finish last season before being a key figure for Wales as they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

He has two years remaining on his current deal and has developed himself into one of the most reliable defenders in the Premier League, starting all but two of Swansea’s 38 league matches last season.

The 31-year-old has been at the Liberty Stadium for the last eight years and is captain of both his club and country.

In other Everton transfer news, they are set to lose out on midfielder target as he opts for a move to Premier League rivals.