Marco Silva has already brought Richarlison to Everton for a reunion from his Watford days, and now reports indicate that he could look to do so again with the signing of Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The Mirror say that the Toffees are keen on the combative midfielder, who would not come cheap given the tensions between the two clubs since Silva was first linked with a move to Merseyside.
However, the reports are bad news for Tom Davies. The 20-year-old Scouser looked to have a key role having been handed the captain’s armband briefly earlier this season but has since been dropped by the Portuguese coach.
After five consecutive games on the bench and failing to even make a substitute appearance, speculation linking another midfielder of a similar style to the club is not likely to go down well.
With a contract until 2022, Davies will likely get another shot to prove to Silva that he has what it takes, but first impressions clearly count and such opportunities are hard to come by.
Doucoure is an ally of Silva and is someone he knows well and trusts. For Davies, that represents a major threat to his development as a young player.