Ever since Carlo Ancelotti replaced Marco Silva at Everton in December, the transfer rumours have started to fly.

Ancelotti’s mere presence at Goodison Park has elevated the club significantly and, as a result, they are now linked with players they simply wouldn’t have been linked to in the past.

We’ve seen this already, with links to the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimović, and Kalidou Koulibaly and Allan named as possible targets in recent months.

Linking Ancelotti with his former players is very much in vogue these days, and the latest name we can add to the list is Thiago Silva.

Sportal report that the Paris Saint-Germain defender has recently flown back to Brazil from France amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

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The trip will be a ‘moment of reflection’ for the 35-year-old, who has a decision to make about his future as his time at PSG is coming to an end when his contract expires in June.

He has been linked with a return to AC Milan, as his age ‘clashes with the policies’ of the club, despite Ibrahimović returning in January.

He will likely have other options, and they say ‘it is not to be excluded’ that he could move to England, perhaps with Everton, were ‘Carlo Ancelotti would gladly embrace him again’.

A quick glance at the rumour, though, and it’s evident that it is nonsense. While Everton do need a centre back this summer, they are not going to be signing a 35-year-old.

Ancelotti and Marcel Brands have made it clear they want to target younger players they can develop and Silva, who would also demand relatively big wages, certainly doesn’t fit into that bracket.

There’s a small chance Everton would be looking to add experience to the squad, and Silva would provide that in abundance, but unless he was arriving on a short-term deal on extremely agreeable wages, this one can be dismissed out of hand.