Everton are today being linked with a £27m Brazilian star Willian Jose.

The Sunday Mirror report that the Blues are scouting the 25-year-old with a view to strengthening their forward options in the summer.

Jose has scored nine goals for Real Sociedad this season and has impressed in La Liga with the Basque outfit.

Everton were said to have sent scouts to watch the forward in Sociedad鈥檚 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid last Tuesday.

Jose spent time at Real Madrid earlier in his career, before loan spells with the likes of Real Zaragoza and Las Palmas.

Southampton, Watford and Newcastle are also said to be interested in the frontman.