Report: Moshiri feels he can confirm Marco Silva deal after Watford talks

Farhad Moshiri, Everton owner is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton are reportedly close to landing Marco Silva as their new manager.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

According to The Mirror, Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri believes he can now announce the arrival of Marco Silva as the club's new manager after talks with Watford.

The Toffees sacked manager Sam Allardyce earlier this month, and whilst PSV Eindhoven's Marcel Brands has been landed as Steve Walsh's replacement in the Director of Football role, the search for Allardyce's successor continues.

Everton appear to have settled on their top choice though, with Marco Silva once again the man wanted for the job, months after the Toffees failed to land him as Ronald Koeman's replacement.

Farhad Moshiri, Everton owner is seen prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Portuguese boss couldn't be prised away from Watford, but the Hornets then sacked Silva in January, suggesting that the rumours of a move to Goodison Park resulted in Silva's head being turned and a downturn in form.

Silva has been out of work ever since, but Watford filed a complaint to the Premier League about Everton's approach, and whilst Silva has been Moshiri's top target, talks have been required with Watford over a compensation fee.

Now, The Mirror report that Everton's talks with Watford have progressed so well that Moshiri thinks he can now announce Silva as the club's new manager, meaning a deal could be finalised this week.

Watford's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford...

Silva, 40, has endured a nomadic managerial career having managed Estoril, Sporting, Olympiacos, Hull City and Watford since 2014, with his club-hopping something of a concern.

However, Silva was the man wanted by Moshiri in October and that remains the case as a deal seemingly draws ever closer for the Toffees, with Watford set to back off.

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