EVERTON are interested in signing Thiago Silva on a free transfer after it emerged that he will not be extending his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
The 35-year-old skippers Thomas Tuchel’s men and has been a key figure at the Parc des Princes since signing from AC Milan back in 2012.
But according to L’Equipe, his eight years in Paris will come to an end this year, after he refused to accept a pay-cut to stay on in the French capital.
Having forged a glowing reputation as one of the world’s best defenders, the Brazilian will not be short of offers this summer.
And one intriguing option for him will be Everton… and a reunion with Carlo Ancelotti – the manager that brought him to Paris in the first place.
The Toffees have had to navigate the 2019-20 season with only three senior central defenders.
And Ancelotti, 60, would revel in being able to add Silva’s grit and experience to his relatively youthful backline including Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate and Michael Keane.
He’ll face competition from another of his former clubs, however, with AC Milan also looking for a reunion with Silva.
The 88-cap Selecao international made 119 appearances for the Serie A giants between 2009 and 2012 – building his reputation at San Siro – playing a big role in the club’s most recent Scudetto in his penultimate campaign.
Since moving to PSG alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Silva has frequently written his name into the history books.
Appearing 310 times to date, he has helped himself to 21 trophies – including seven league titles.
While Ligue 1 will not be returning to complete its 2019-20 season, Silva is expected to stay on past his contract’s June 30 expiry date in order to play in their resumed Champions League campaign before departing.
PSG will reprise their European season at the quarter-final stage, having beaten Borussia Dortmund in their last completed match back in March.