Perfect reunion? Everton want Islam Slimani; he admitted summer talks with Marco Silva

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton are reportedly keen on Leicester City striker Islam Slimani.

Islam Slimani of Leicester City and Conor Shaughnessy of Leeds United in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King Power Stadium...

Everton's search for a new manager continues, but that hasn't stopped speculation surrounding moves for potential January signings.

The Toffees sacked manager Ronald Koeman last month, but have yet to find a replacement for the Dutchman as caretaker boss David Unsworth remains in charge.

It hasn't been for the want of trying though; as reported by BBC Sport, Everton failed with an approach for Watford boss Marco Silva last week, and they seemingly remain keen on landing him.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Elsewhere, Le Buteur in Algeria report that Everton are keen to land Leicester striker Islam Slimani, but his former Sporting Lisbon boss Silva is also interested in taking him to Watford – and they may yet get their perfect reunion.

Slimani and Silva worked together at Sporting in Portugal during the 2014-15 season, with the Algerian striker hitting 15 goals that season, before smashing 31 goals in the following campaign to earn his move to Leicester.

The 29-year-old target man hasn't quite lived up to his £29million fee (BBC Sport), scoring only seven Premier League goals, but with Everton keen to land a centre forward, they may sense a cut-price deal for Slimani given his flagging Foxes career.

Islam Slimani of Leicester City celebrates scoring his sides second goal with team mates during the Caraboa Cup Fourth Round match between Leicester City and Leeds United at The King Power...

Earlier this season, Slimani was quoted by Sky Sports as saying that he held talks with Watford over a reunion with Silva, whilst raving about the prospect of working with his former manager again.

With ex-Leicester transfer guru Steve Walsh potentially driving the interest in Slimani, Everton's existing pursuit of Slimani may only be aided by Silva, if they can secure the Watford boss as they so desire.

Some may be concerned about paying big for Slimani after his spell with Leicester, but working under Silva again could give them a dangerous centre forward; now, they need to attempt to tie up Silva's signature before launching a January move for one of his favourite strikers.

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