Everton transfer news: Samuel Eto'o a shock target for Roberto Martinez as Toffees chase former Chelsea striker

Arsenal also interested in the 33-year-old who Cameroon captain

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Everton are hoping to beat Arsenal to the the signature of 33-year-old Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o.

The former Barcelona and Inter Milan hitman is without a club are Jose Mourinho decided not to extend his year-long stay at Chelsea.

According to Italian website Tuttomercatoweb, Toffees boss Roberto Martinez has made Eto’o one of his main targets.

Eto’o, who scored 14 goals for the Blues last term, wants to stay in England and is rumoured to be a target for Arsene Wenger, who is looking for back-up to first choice Olivier Giroud.

Everton would be able to offer Eto’o more first team football than the Gunners, even though they are chasing a deal to bring Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge.

Eto'o is currently captaining Cameroon at the World Cup in Brazil.