Everton have £8.5m move for Silva rejected by Watford

Everton's approach for Watford's Marco Silva has been rebuffed
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Action Images via Reuters  Peter Cziborra

Everton's approach for Watford's Marco Silva has been rebuffed Credit Action Images via Reuters Peter Cziborra

David Unsworth is in charge of the Everton first-team at the moment, having been appointed the interim manager following the departure of Ronald Koeman.

Watford have dismissed Everton's approach from in-demand boss Marco Silva, as the Toffees step up their search to replace Ronald Koeman, after the Dutchman was sacked last month.

Marco Silva has once again seen his odds of becoming the next Everton manager slashed with Ladbrokes.

After almost saving Hull City from relegation, Silva signed a two-year contract at Vicarage Road earlier this summer which would expire at the end of next season, having turned down Porto, Crystal Palace and West Ham United to take the Watford job.

Former Rangers and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ray Wilkins suggested on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning (06:22am, November 14, 2017) that Marco Silva should not leave Watford for Everton.

Renewed contact between the two parties was made on Sunday but Allardyce felt the contract on offer from the Merseyside club - running only until the end of the season - was not enough to tempt him out of retirement.

It is also claimed that Silva is happy at Vicarage Road and is not interested in heading to Everton where the pressure will be on nearly immediately. Silva wants the chance to talk to Everton but does not have a release clause in the two-year deal he signed over the summer. That now looks like the most likely route for the Toffees to take, unless they are willing to give Sam Allardyce a chance, who is thought to want a long-term deal.

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