Everton are looking to sign the Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne this summer.
According to Daily Mirror, Everton have already submitted a £22million offer for the defender. The Toffees are ready to pay the £22million and some add-ons for the French full-back.
Silva needs to find a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines and it seems that he has identified the 25-year-old as a key target. Baines is 33 and he is regressing fast.
Digne was quite highly rated before he joined Barcelona and he should prove to be a quality signing for Everton if he can regain his form and confidence.
The Frenchman has been a back up to Jordi Alba at Camp Nou and that cost him his place in the French national team during the World Cup. He will be keen on kick-starting his career now and a move to Everton would be ideal.
Barcelona are unwilling to sell the 25-year-old but if he decides to force a move, the Spanish giants might just decide to cash in on him.