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Liverpool considering move for Eto'o

Mike Whalley | ESPN FC
August 12, 2014
Samuel Eto'o scored nine goals in the Premier League last season © Getty Images

Liverpool are considering a short-term move for Samuel Eto'o as manager Brendan Rodgers seeks a striker following the departure of Luis Suarez.

The Cameroon international is a free agent after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season.

While Liverpool have not made an approach for Eto'o so far, he is one of a number of options being looked at, sources have told ESPN.

The 33 year old has reportedly been in talks over a move to Ajax as he considers his options.

Rodgers is in the market for a striker, saying on August 4 that it was "crucial" the club sign one before the transfer window closes on September 1.

Suarez, last season's 31-goal top scorer, was sold to Barcelona for £75 million in July. Liverpool looked to have sorted out an £8m deal for Queens Park Rangers forward Loic Remy soon afterwards.

Remy got as far as flying to the United States, where Liverpool were on a pre-season tour, to undergo a medical, only for the deal to fall through.

Rodgers brought in Rickie Lambert from Southampton for £4m at the start of the summer to assist Daniel Sturridge in attack, while Fabio Borini remains on the books as he is reluctant to leave for Sunderland, who have agreed a £14m deal with Liverpool to sign him.

But the manager feels it is necessary to add a striker in order to ensure his squad has the strength in depth to cope with the demands of the Premier League and the Champions League.

Eto'o, a former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker, arrived at Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2013.

He scored nine goals in 21 Premier League appearances under Jose Mourinho last season before he was released.

This article first appeared on ESPN FC

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