Former Watford boss Marco Silva is threatening the Vicarage Road club with legal action because he is yet to agree a compensation package, reports claim.

The Times claims Silva, who was relieved of his duties last month after a dismal run of form, is yet to be given a pay-off and believes he is entitled to six months’ salary as well as additional compensation.

That figure would amount to £750,000, but Watford may use Silva’s decision to speak to Everton in late October without their permission as evidence he breached his contract.

The Hornets rejected a succession of bids from Everton which rose to £15 million for the Portuguese boss as they looked to hold onto the highly rated 40-year-old.

Watford made their stance on Silva’s flirtations with the Toffees clear in the club statement which accompanied his sacking, claiming his desire to leave Vicarage Road disrupted Watford’s squad.

That argument was supported by results on the pitch as Watford embarked on a run on one Premier League win in 11 games before Silva’s sacking.