Everton's Marco Silva comments on Lucas Digne

Lucas Digne of FC Barcelona competes for the ball with Gelson Martins of Sporting CP during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Barcelona and Sporting CP at Camp Nou on...

Everton are heavily linked with the Barcelona star this summer.

Erik Sviatchenko of Celtic (R) attempts to keep the ball in while Lucas Digne of Barcelona (L) looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between FC Barcelona and VfL Borussia...

Everton boss Marco Silva has admitted to The Star that it won't be easy to sign Barcelona's Lucas Digne this summer.

The Toffees are heavily linked with a move for Digne and The Daily Mail reported on Monday that Everton's Director of Football Marcel Brands had flown out to Catalunya to try and secure an £18 million transfer.

Silva and Brands completed their first signing of the summer on Tuesday after Richarlison joined the Goodison Park side for a reported £40 million.

And the Portuguese manager confirms that the Merseyside club are 'trying' to follow that one up by signing the French defender.

He told The Star: "Digne is not at the club he is at by luck. This will not be easy, but we will try."

The talented left-back, who earns £55,000 per week with the Primera Division giants [Silly Season], would be an excellent signing and one who would surely displace Leighton Baines.

Baines has been a fantastic servant for Everton down the years, but he turns 34 in December and Silva is right to be plotting his successor.

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...

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