Everton manager Silva leaves wants Sandro stay
But Silva is a fan of the player and wants him to stick around for the season.
Sandro started during the side's 3-1 win over Rotherham United in the Carabao Cup.
Asked if Sandro will leave, Silva is quoted by the Liverpool Echo as saying: "You will have to wait. I have to repeat again, even if I know something will happen with him in the next hours, Sandro is a player I would like to stay in our squad because he is a player I believe in.
"But like he showed to me again tonight, he is a very good player, even not in the position he likes to play more. Tonight he plays on the side and is a fantastic professional.
"Sometimes the players want to play more, they want to play in a certain position but it is not easy to keep all of them and there will be a big competition between all of them, it is not easy to play in our starting XI for all the players, not just Sandro, and he wants to play.
"Last season for him wasn't the best. We will see what happens."