Any new arrival is likely to lead to the departure of Costel Pantilimon, Watford#8217;s current second choice custodian.
Silva suggested a goalkeeper was very much on the Hornets#8217; transfer list even though Gomes had inked a new deal, and Kalinic could be the man to replace them.
Although Gomes has been a fine servant to Watford over the past few seasons, his performance against Liverpool yesterday raised a few eyebrows.
But it is no secret that the club are looking for a younger man to take over from Gomes and 27-year-old Kalinic certainly fits the bill.
It is suggested that Watford were keen to bring in Rui Patricio, but Sporting Lisbon wanted £13m for the Portuguese international and they were not willing to part with that amount of money.
Watford are eyeing up a move for Croatian keeper Lovre Kalinic as they continue to look for a new No.1.