Thiago Silva 'Opens Talks' With Premier League Club Ahead Of Huge Free Transfer
Silva, 35, is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer after the conclusion of the club's Champions League campaign in August.
And reports say the Premier League outfit are looking to snap up the veteran Brazilian defender on a free transfer.
The Toffees have fended off fierce competition from a host of clubs with manager Carlo Ancelotti a decisive factor, according to transfer expert Nicolo Schira.
#Everton have opened talks with #ThiagoSilva as a free agent. The presence of Carlo #Ancelotti on the #Toffees bench could be decisive to beat the competition. #transfers #EFC
- Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) June 13, 2020
Ancelotti and Silva spent time together in France with PSG.
Silva, who rose to prominence in Brazil before securing a transfer to AC Milan, won't be returning to Fluminense.
"I'm enormously grateful to Fluminense for all that they have given me, but I still have goals to achieve in Europe," he stated.
The thought of Silva plying his trade at Goodison Park has excited the Everton faithful.
Thiago Silva in an Everton shirt not arsed if he's 89 he would still bring a hell off a lot to us.
- SteP (@PapaSmurf1878) June 9, 2020
Everton apparently in talks to sign Thiago Silva what a signing he would be next to Holgate
- Adam Jones (@Adam_EFC_1998) June 13, 2020
"I'll buy my first Everton jersey if this happens," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "I think he would be an excellent short term signing, proven winner, proven leader."
A third added: "Be good to have an experienced head at the back who knows what it takes to win."
Silva to Everton? Watch this space.