Everton are close to completing a deal for Samuel Eto’o, according to Sky sources.
The 33-year-old Cameroon international has been linked with a number of Premier League sides this summer, but Everton are expected to secure the striker on a two-year contract after he undergoes a medical today.
QPR and near neighbors Liverpool were also thought to be interested in Eto’o, who could complete the move in time for Saturday’s Premier League clash with former side Chelsea at Goodison Park.
He scored 12 goals in 35 games for the Blues last season, but the four-time African Footballer of the Year fell out with manager Jose Mourinho and was released in July.
The introduction of Eto’o will give Roberto Martinez a much-needed attacking option as he is still waiting for Arouna Kone to recover from a knee injury.
He joins Romelu Lukaku, another former Chelsea man who completed a Â£28m move from Stamford Bridge last month, while the west London side have also loaned Christian Atsu to Everton.