Everton and Tottenham could do a swap deal between Danny Rose and Lucas Digne this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The report also says that Mauricio Pochettino wanted to sign the French international last summer before he went to Goodison Park, but Spurs were unable to find the cash.
But now the Argentine is ready to rekindle his interest, and Silva wants the ready-made replacement in the shape of Rose.
It would be a bizarre move if Everton were to let Digne go after just one season – and a mightily impressive one at that.
Getting Rose – one of the best left backs in the country – in return would soften the blow somewhat and perhaps a cash windfall would help reshape the squad in other areas.
But Tottenham don’t tend to do lavish deals, and even if they’re happy to use Rose as a makeweight, it’s tough to see Daniel Levy parting with much cash on top of that.
This deal sort of works – but would also see both clubs lose fan favourites and then need to bed in a new player who may struggle to settle.