The Hornets dismissed Silva on Sunday morning citing Everton’s alleged approach for the Portuguese as the ‘catalyst’ for their decision.
The club announced Brazilian Javi Gracia as their new manager late on Sunday evening, but the former Malaga and Rubin Kazan manager’s first job might be do persuade his fellow countryman to stay at the club.
The 24-year-old has impressed since arriving in the Premier League last summer, scoring five goals and registering five assists in 24 appearances.
Before he left Silva admitted interest from other clubs was affecting his star player’s performance: “Everybody is talking about him. Arsenal, Chelsea and all these things are normal in one professional career.”
“We need to support him as he’s a boy and needs to understand during one season everything can happen.”
The 27-year-old joked his father was in trouble for referring to Real Madrid in an interview with Le Soir before confirming he plans to begin negotiations with
“I’m focused with Chelsea. I’ve got two years contract left and I’m happy here. Like I said 10 times before, I want to finish this year and then we’ll see. But I’m happy here.”
In other news, a picture that is alleged to show Alexis Sanchez in his new Manchester United shirt has been leaked online.
The picture also suggests Sanchez will wear the famous no7 shirt previously worn by Manchester United legends such as Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Michael Owen.
However the 30-year-old has insisted he is focussed on remaining in Bavaria.
“I hope to win the Champions League and then we’ll see what happens, but at this moment I am 100 per cent at Bayern and there is no chance of changing teams.”
The Brazilian has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United but those rumours have cooled since Alexis Sanchez became their number one priority.
According to ESPN, sources close to the player insist Arsenal have made enquiries into signing the playmaker.
Moura said recently: “I have offers but I cannot talk about them. I like English football very much, it is truly one of the best leagues in the world.”
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