The 23-year-old was once seen as one of the most promising young strikers anywhere in European football but, since swapping FC Porto for AC Milan, he has seen his reputation and goals tally take a substantial hit.
After scoring just twice in his debut season in Serie A, Silva was farmed out on loan to Sevilla and the goals have dried up again after a bright start in Spain. He hasn’t scored a La Liga goal since the turn of the year and El Desmarque reports that Sevilla will not take up their option to sign him permanently for £33 million.
This has, however, opened the door for Leicester and Wolves.
The report adds that Wolves are willing to equal the club record £30 million fee they paid to sign Raul Jimenez in order to bring in a Jorge Mendes-represented player they have been linked with since the winter of 2018.
Leicester, meanwhile, need a centre-forward to ease the burden on Jamie Vardy and Silva could be a terrific addition if he recaptures his outstanding Porto form.
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