Everton have had a second approach for Marco Silva rejected by Watford.
Silva has been identified by Everton as their leading candidate to replace Ronald Koeman, who was sacked last month.
The Toffees made an approach for the Portuguese at the start of the week, reportedly offering Watford £8.5million in compensation.
It is thought that they would be willing to double Silva’s wages, as well as offering funds for him to improve the squad in January.
The Daily Telegraph now report that Everton ‘have failed in a fresh approach’ for Silva, and report that their initial offer of compensation was £1.5m.
‘No improved offer was made’ in the second approach, and so Watford obviously bloody turned it down.
Silva is still thought to be keen on the idea of at least discussing a deal with Everton, but Watford are not entertaining the idea.