Watford immediately rejected the unwanted enquiry for their highly-rated boss insisting publicly yesterday that Silva is staying put at Vicarage Road.
Since parting ways with Dutchman Ronald Koeman towards the end of last month, the Toffees - now in the hands of David Unsworth on an interim basis - have been linked with a number of possible replacements, such as Sam Allardyce, Sean Dyche and Diego Simeone. However, the club are only two points clear of safety and are out of the Europa League and Carabao Cup, after not winning any of the eight games prior to the 3-2 victory.
The Portuguese nearly pulled off a miracle by keeping Hull in the Premier League last season before switching to Watford, where he has also started well.
The former right-back won the Taca de Portugal when starting out as boss of Sporting Lisbon.
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Silva would be a good option for Everton but the fact he has only signed for Watford just several months ago mean that this deal would be very hard to get over the line.
That means any movement would require Silva forcing the issue or Everton making an offer Watford could not refuse.
They could instead hand current caretaker David Unsworth more time before reassessing their situation in the summer.
Sean Dyche was the early favourite for the job but Everton have so far not made an approach to Burnley.
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