Some interesting transfer news emerged last night for Everton supporters to get their teeth stuck into.
Everton have already added Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jonas Lossl to their ranks this summer, with more signings on the way.
The report claims that Silva would like to sign two forward players this summer, with the 33-year-old being closely monitored.
We looked at three reasons why the world-renowned forward is just the man Everton need to take them to the next level…
Big game quality
The Croatian has played and scored in finals of both the World Cup and the Champions League.
He has played for some of Europe’s top clubs and prides himself on consistently producing the goods in big fixtures.
Everton would be foolish not to consider a player of his quality at Goodison Park.
His experience and presence at the top end of the pitch would transform the Toffees into formidable opposition once more.
Mandzukic has played for Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and now Juventus.
Wherever he has played football he has helped himself to goals.
During his career to date, he has 188 goals to his name and 92 assists.
Everton are desperately craving a proven goalscorer who can guarantee them between 15-20 goals per season.
Richarlison did that last season but the jury remains out on whether he can come up trumps every season.
Mandzukic has proved himself as a regular talisman and alongside the Brazilian, he could really thrive.
Mandzukic isn’t familiar with playing for clubs who treat second best as an achievement.
Of course, he won’t come in and transform Everton into title contention, but his goals and know-how could make the Toffees serial challenges for European football.
His experience among a young group of players could be a useful asset and the dressing room will look up to him.
Silva will know that there needs to be a change in mentality at Goodison Park and landing a born winner like Mandzukic could prove a masterstroke.