The Sun says Silva is the shock name on the list of targets to be Bournemouth's new boss.
The Portuguese coach is open to a return to English football after the Cherries made contact with his camp to find out about his availability.
Silva, 43, will be in the frame if caretaker-boss Jonathan Woodgate does not claim the post — and he could be turned to in coming weeks.
That role passed him by but Silva would relish the chance to return to England.
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