Everton are yet to make a signing this summer, but have some ambitious targets that they want to bring to Goodison Park.
With Leighton Baines’ fitness proving unreliable, Plattenhardt would save Silva having to play Cuco Martina out of position on the left-hand side of defence, as his predecessors did.
Lascelles and Zaha would arguably be more exciting additions for the Toffees though.
Everton’s centre-back options all have question marks lingering over them, but Lascelles could be a rock solid choice.
Lascelles will be difficult to prise away from Newcastle, and it would also be a challenge to land Zaha, who the Daily Mail claim they want.
Everton would really announce their ambition to gatecrash the top six by getting Zaha, and their attack would look seriously menacing.
A front four which contained Zaha, Theo Walcott, Cenk Tosun and Gylfi Sigurdsson would rank as one of the Premier League’s very best.
And if Everton can get the triple swoop over the line this summer, then Silva’s squad will look complete.