Report: Liverpool consider signing Samuel Eto'o

Aug 12, 9:05 AM

Liverpool's search for a short-term replacement for Luis Suarez could result in the addition of Samuel Eto'o.

ESPN FC's Mike Whalley reports Eto'o is one of a number of options for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Whalley, however, indicates the Reds have not made an official approach for the 33-year-old.

The Cameroonian international spent last season with Chelsea, and was released at the end of the season. Eto'o scored nine goals in 21 appearances for the Blues. 

Ajax is another club being linked with Eto'o this summer. 

Suarez recorded 31 goals for Liverpool last season. He was sold to Barcelona for 75 million pounds in July.

Currently, Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert are expected to feature up front for Rodgers this season. 

Aug 26, 3:07 PM

Everton complete signing of Samuel Eto'o

Aug 26, 3:07 PM

Romelu Lukaku will have some company up front with Everton. 

The Cameroonian international Eto'o spent last season with Chelsea, where he scored nine goals in 21 appearances. He was stripped of the Indomitable Lions' captaincy earlier Tuesday.

"We are very excited and I think Everton is the perfect home for him," said Everton manager Roberto Martinez. 

Feature photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Aug 26, 8:03 AM

Report: Everton move closer to signing Samuel Eto'o

Aug 26, 8:03 AM

LONDON - Everton are moving closer to signing Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o before the end of the current transfer window, several British media organisations, including the BBC, reported Tuesday.

The 33-year-old forward became a free agent at the end of last season following his release by Chelsea.

Everton were reported to have held talks with the former Barcelona and Inter Milan forward last week.

It was thought those discussions had broken down but the Liverpool Echo newspaper said discussions had re-started, with the Merseyside club prepared to offer Eto'o a two-year deal should he complete a medical on Tuesday.

If Eto'o does join Everton, he will become the club's fifth signing of the transfer window period following Mohamed Besic, Brendan Galloway, Christian Atsu and £28m man Romelu Lukaku.

Eto'o scored nine goals in 21 Premier League appearances for Chelsea last season and has bagged more than 300 in his career.

His arrival at Goodison Park would be timely for Everton manager Roberto Martinez, still without the sidelined Arouna Kone, who remains out of action with a knee injury.

The vastly-experienced Eto'o won the Champions League twice with Barcelona and again with Inter.

Everton have drawn both their opening two league games 2-2.