But were warned off the former Borussia Dortmund boss as he was ‘difficult to work with’, according to The Telegraph.
Silva’s recent comments about the apparent inevitability of Tuchel’s departure from PSG will raise questions about whether he is the right man to take Chelsea forward.
The club spent more than £200million last summer on new players including £72m midfielder Kai Havertz and £47m striker Timo Werner.
But results so far have not justified that investment, with Chelsea’s expensively assembled squad lack identity as a team.
The hope is that Tuchel will be able to get the best out of his compatriots Havertz and Werner, who have so far struggled to adapt to the Premier League.