Silva downplays Batshuayi links

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DORTMUND, GERMANY - MARCH 18: Michy Batshuayi of Dortmund is seen during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Hannover 96 at Signal Iduna Park on March 18, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Everton manager Marco Silva has played down speculation about a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi in the January window.

Reports have linked Batshuayi with a move to Everton, but the Toffees are believed to be only interested in a permanent move, claims that Marco Silva was quick to dismiss.

Everton spent big in the summer bringing in Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea and also spent £50m on Richarlison in the summer.

“We are aware of the market, we know what’s happened, but it is not something which is a priority for us,” Silva told Sky Sports.

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“Because we spent some money last summer it is not easy spending big, big money in all the markets.

“For us to do something at this moment it would mean another player would leave the club and it is not something in our mind.

“If you do something it because something has happened in our squad.”