Everton are willing to double Marco Silva’s wages and offer him funds to spend in January, according to the Independent.
Silva has emerged as Everton’s leading candidate for their vacant manager’s job, with Ronald Koeman having been sacked last month.
They offered Watford £8.5million in compensation for the Portuguese earlier this week, but the Hornets rejected the proposal out of hand.
The Independent are now reporting that Everton will offer to double Silva’s wages and provide him a ‘considerable January transfer fund’ in an attempt to persuade him to leave Vicarage Road.
Silva is seen as ‘the best possible candidate for the job’, and Everton ‘feel they can clinch’ the manager with promises of an inflated wage and funds to spend.
It is claimed that Silva is heavily tempted by a move to Goodison Park, but will accept Watford’s decision if they refuse to let him go.
There is no release clause in Silva’s Watford contract, and so the ball is in their court.
One thing is for certain: Sam Allardyce won’t be taking the Everton job. But it’s obviously his choice. Definitely.