United see the Portugal international as an alternative to Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and believe they can sign him for around €30m.
Under contract at Eintracht until 2023, Silva saw a winter approach from Atletico rejected by sports chief Fredi Bobic.
Overall this season, Silva has scored 19 goals in 22 appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt and also provided five assists.
- updated February 17
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