Swansea have rejected a bid from Everton for skipper Ashley Williams and insist the central defender is not for sale.
Captain Williams’ eight-year stay with the club looked to be coming to an end, with Everton understood to have prepared a £10million offer for the 31-year-old.
The offer was rejected, though, with a Swansea club spokesman saying: “We are not looking to sell him, and therefore we have turned down the offer currently on the table.”
Williams has become the defensive rock of not just his club but also his country, captaining Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016. He has made close to 350 appearances for Swansea since joining from Stockport in 2008 and is regarded as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.
It was a second piece of good news for Swans fans in the wake of Gylfi Sigurdsson signing a new four-year deal, but it remains to be seen if the Toffees will come back with a new improved offer for Williams.