Everton are eager to push through a 12-month contract extension for Samuel Eto’o and his agents will be in England over Christmas to hold talks.
The Cameroon international striker penned the deal upon his arrival at Goodison Park as a free agent over the summer included a clause which can be activated once he has completed 15 games.
With the Cameroon international having shown that he can be an important figure in Everton’s plans with four goals and two assists in his 15 appearances in all competitions, all sides are now keen to gather at the negotiating table.
Roberto Martinez has previously admitted that he would like to keep the 33-year-old past the end of the current campaign, with the Spaniard announcing in October: “It’s natural he will get another year.”
There are now only a few formalities left to be tied up, with it understood that the terms of Eto’o’s agreement would remain the same.
The former Barcelona star has scored four goals in 14 appearances spread across Premier League, Europa League and League Cup competitions so far this season.