Everton Set To Wrap Up Move For Former Barcelona Hit Man

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Toffees to capitalise on striker’s lack of offers.

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Everton are set to wrap up a move for former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o after cross-city rivals Liverpool dropped their reported interest in snapping him up, according to the Metro.

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The three-time Champions League winner is a free agent this summer after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season and is now set to undergo a medical at Goodison Park on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old has a stunning track record with more than 300 club goals to his name and Martinez wants dependable back-up to star striker Romelu Lukaku up front.

Arouna Kone is still nursing a long term injury and is not expected to return for some time, whereas Steven Naismith is a more natural second striker rather than an out and out frontman.

Eto’o will lower his £130,000-a-week wage demands if he is given a two-year deal, which seems the most likely outcome with Everton having already spent big on transfers and new contracts this summer.

However, should the Toffees land his signature the move could be seen as somewhat of a backward step for the player as he had previously stated that he wanted a move to a club able to offer Champions League football.

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