West Ham United and Everton are reportedly both seriously interested in signing Brazilian defender Thiago Silva this summer.

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According to a report from 90 Min, West Ham and Everton are one of five English clubs chasing Silva.

Silva, 35, is out of contract and leaves Paris Saint Germain a free agent.

Despite his age, that is appealing to a host of clubs.

Particularly West Ham who have let it be known they will not have much money to spend in the next window.

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West Ham and Everton linked with free agent Silva

Finances are not an issue for Everton.

But Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti was the man who brought Silva to both AC Milan and PSG and remains a keen admirer of the centre back.

West Ham are in desperate need of new central defenders. Winston Reid has joined MLS where he is expected to remain if a permanent deal can be agreed.

And Fabian Balbuena is expected to be sold while Angelo Ogbonna is not getting any younger either.

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Moyes wants experience interspersed with young talent like Everton days

Silva’s has a fantastic pedigree. West Ham boss David Moyes has a new philosophy to rebuild the club around young, hungry players (whufc.com and beIN Sports).

But the Scot has also made it clear that will be interspersed with experience like he did at Everton.

With Pablo Zabaleta leaving and Mark Noble on the wane, someone like Silva would provide that much-needed experience and guidance for the younger players.


But while West Ham wait to decide their Premier League fate over the next six weeks, it is Everton who have made the first move for Silva.

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Everton make first move for Silva – report

The Express claims Everton have already offered Silva a one-year deal with the option for a second year.

West Ham will be given hope, though, after the report claimed Silva wants a straight two-year deal with his next club.

With no transfer fee – and having shaved over £750,000 off their wage bill in the last year – salary should not be a stumbling block for the Hammers.

Silva will still feature for PSG until the conclusion of their Champions League campaign.

So both West Ham and Everton will be hoping he avoids any injuries.

Another ace card up West Ham’s sleeve over Everton could be the prospect of London.

Having lived in Milan and then Paris, Silva may opt for West Ham over Everton to experience life in the capital at the end of his career.

First things first, though, West Ham must secure Premier League survival to even be in the discussion with Everton for the experienced Brazilian.

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