Reported Everton and Wolves target Rafa Silva rejects offer from Besiktas

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Primeira Liga giants Benfica will let Rafa Silva go with plenty of interest in England - including Everton, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Benfica's forward Rafa Silva lies face down on the ground after missing an opportunity to score a goal during the Portuguese league football match Sporting CP vs SL Benfica at the Alvalade...

Rafa Silva has flopped big time at Benfica since his £14.2 million move from Braga in the summer of 2016.

But a forgettable 18 months as the Estadio Da Luz does not appear to have put off potential suitors. Record stated back in November that a Wolves side already boasting a number of highly-rated Iberian talents were hoping to raid the Portuguese league again and bring Silva to Molineux.

Meanwhile, A Bola has credited both Everton and Leicester City with an interest in the so-called ‘Portuguese Eden Hazard’. It is understood that Silva could move to the Premier League on loan with the possibility of signing permanently at the end of this season for around £26.5 million.

Sunderland's English manager Sam Allardyce celebrates a 3-0 victory at the end of the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light in...

Everton are lacking speed and creativity in wide areas, with the obvious exception of Yannick Bolasie, so Silva’s dextrous dribbling and eye for goal could provide some much-needed cutting edge for Sam Allardyce’s often toothless Toffees.

And, fortunately for Wolves, Everton and Leicester, it appears that their interest may be mutual.

Benfica's midfielder Rafa Silva (R) vies with Estoril's Brazilian defender Dankler Pedreira during the Portuguese Cup semi-final second leg football match SL Benfica vs GD Estoril Praia at...

Because O Jogo has stated that Silva has no interest in moving to Turkey this month, where he has more than one admirer. It is understood that Super Lig champions Besiktas were hoping to lure the 24-year-old to the Vodafone Arena, potentially making him their latest eye-catching signing after the additions of Pepe, Alvaro Negredo and co.

Bursaspor were also keen.

But it is understood that Silva does not want to continue his career in Turkey – giving hope to Everton, Wolves and whoever else may be keen on bringing an end to his Benfica nightmare.

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