Our Everton search today has thrown up a claim that isn’t the usual transfer rumour fare.

El Diario, a Spanish language US paper, has a snippet which claims ‘The Premier League looks at MLS goalscorer’.

Everton are the club in question and the player is Josef Martinez.

A 25 year old Venezeulan international, Martinez plays for Atlanta United and has been hitting the back of the net regularly this season.

In 16 MLS games he’s scored 14 goals, putting him at the top of the league’s rankings, and made one assist.

Joining Atlanta United from Torino in February 2017, Martinez was one of MLS’s top goalscorers in his first season, despite missing a chunk of games with injury. This campaign he’s showed no continuation of fitness problems and is flying for the club.

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El Diario say they’ve got the information from ‘el por­tal del Ever­ton FC’, that would usually mean the club website but we’ve searched and there’s nothing there on Josef Martinez.

That makes this link strange, although, given his goalscoring rate, it’s one to keep an eye on.