Everton are believed to be on the verge of signing Ashley Williams from Swansea, to replace the departed John Stones who joined Manchester City.
The England defender became a British record defensive signing this week, after moving to the Etihad for a reported £47.6 Million, and Everton are now looking to land their replacement target.
Ashley Williams is claimed to be en route for a medical today having agreed a £12 Million fee for his signature, but Arsenal have been linked with the Welsh international previously, and are desperate to bring in a centre-back at present.
Williams has proven to be one of the cleverest defenders in the Premier League in recent seasons, and would be a top addition to our title bid this season.
The centre-back is a little on the old side in reality, but he has been improving year-on-year for Swansea City, and I believe he could play on for another four years easily.
We are currently considering the prospect of having to play inexperienced pair Rob Holding and Calum Chambers against Liverpool at the weekend, after losing Per Mertesacker to injury for the next five months, as well as Gabriel falling foul of injury at the weekend, and with Koscielny yet to return from an extended break.
We are said to be keen on bringing in a defender in time for the weekend’s match, with Jonny Evans (who no Gunner wants to see in our famous red) and Shkodran Mustafi, who has impressed over the past few seasons.
Is our club missing a trick with the likes of Ashley Williams and Mahrez, who is believed to have held talks with Chelsea yesterday?