Everton, Updated: August 09, 2016 7:46 AM
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Everton are closing in on Sunderland defender Lamine Kone with reports saying he is on Mersyside to thrash out a deal.
Everton are said to be close to agreeing an £18m deal for Kone but that could include players going in the opposite direction as Sunderland do not want to be left short of cover on the eve of the new season.
Everton also continue to be linked with a move for Swansea’s Ashley Williams as boss Ronald Koeman finally starts to make some headway in his squad building programme.
Both moves are set to be completed when John Stones finally makes his long anticipated £50m switch to Manchester City.