Everton transfer news: Marco Silva lines up alternative targets if Toffees fail to sign Andre Gomes and Kurt Zouma

The duo enjoyed spectacular seasons at Goodison Park and Marco Silva is understandably keen to bring both back on permanent contracts.

However, should deals with both Chelsea and Barcelona fail to come to fruition, Silva will not hesitate to switch his attention elsewhere.

“Even if I would like to be able to say ‘Zouma and Andre’ and nobody else – and I know our fans would like to hear that coming from me and us as a club – of course when you plan something you cannot just plan with one,” Silva confirmed.

“We have to have A, B, C, D or whatever. Even if you know the A will Andre and Zouma and that they will be the best for us.”

While the Portuguese refused to commit to a deadline to signing both men, there will inevitably come a point where the Toffees have to leave the negotiating table.

“Each day, let’s see what will happen and each week we have to analyse and to see,” he said.

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