Everton are talking to Samuel Eto’o about a move to Goodison Park - but they face stiff competition from the Middle East.

The Toffees are desperate to improve their striking options and now that Brendan Rodgers has pulled out of a move for the veteran striker, Roberto Martinez will step in.

Eto’o was demanding £100,000-a-week to join Liverpool and was angling for a two-year contract.

That would make him the highest-paid player at Goodison should Martinez complete his deal.

But incredibly, Eto’o has received a mind-boggling £7m offer to play his football in Qatar next season.