Marco Silva confirms there's a strong chance Everton are about to sign Digne and Richarlison

Everton manager Marco Silva during the Pre-Season Friendly at Gigg Lane on July 18, 2018 in Bury, England.

Everton could be closing in on Lucas Digne and Richarlison.

Everton manager Marco Silva during the Pre-Season Friendly at Gigg Lane on July 18, 2018 in Bury, England.

Everton manager Marco Silva has told Sport TV (22/07/2018) in Portugal, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, that Lucas Digne and Richarlison may well be Merseyside-bound.

The Toffees have yet to dip into the transfer market this summer, though new director of football Marcel Brands has been working hard to find additions to Silva's squad.

Everton were beaten 1-0 by Porto in a pre-season friendly on Sunday, with Moussa Marega's goal condemning the Toffees to defeat – and highlighting the need for new signings.

A left back and a left winger have been key targets for Everton this summer, and reports suggest that they are closing in on additions in both areas.

The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that a £44million deal has been agreed for Watford attacker Richarlison, whilst Brands had travelled to Barcelona to try and finalise a deal for left back Lucas Digne.

Richarlison would be reuniting with his former Watford manager in a blockbuster move, and whilst the Brazilian failed to register a goal or an assist in 2018, he thrived under Silva with five goals and four assists in his first 17 Premier League games.

Lucas Digne of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Barcelona and Olympiakos Piraeus at Camp Nou on October...

Meanwhile, left back Digne has played for the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Roma and now Barcelona in recent years, whilst the 25-year-old also has 21 caps for France.

Now, Everton boss Silva has spoken Sport TV (22/07/2018) in Portugal after the defeat to Porto, and as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, admitted that Richarlison and Digne could be Everton players soon.

"There are two possibilities, I will not hide," said Silva. “These are strong hypotheses. Richarlison is an excellent player and Digne is not by chance where [Barcelona] he is. Hopefully, it's not easy,” he added.

Richarlison de Andrade of Watford controls the ball in the air during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on December 12, 2017 in London, England.

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