Samuel Eto’oEverton  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.

Samuel Eto'oEverton have signed striker Samuel Eto’o on a two-year-deal after he was released by Chelsea last season.

The Cameroon international, 33, joins on a free transfer and links up with former Chelsea team-mate Romelu Lukaku, who signed for £28m this summer.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez said of Eto’o: “I met him and we had a very good chat. I was impressed about the hunger he still has.

“We are very excited and I think Everton is the perfect home for him.”

Eto’o’s contract with Chelsea expired at the start of July and he was not offered fresh terms by Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Liverpool were in the running to sign him but instead opted for Mario Balotelli, leaving Martinez free to bring Eto’o to Goodison Park.

Christian Atsu...Christian AtsuThe 22-year-old joined Chelsea from Porto in September 2013 but was immediately loaned to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for the 2013-14 season.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez said: “He’s a player who fits in with the culture and the way we want to play.

“He’s a very gifted technical footballer and he’s got the right personality and character to fit in.”

Atsu, who started all three of Ghana’s games during the World Cup finals in Brazil this summer, is Everton’s fourth signing of the summer and is available to face Leicester on Saturday.

“I’m very happy to be joining Everton because it’s a great club, which likes to play football, and it’s a great pleasure to be here,” Atsu told evertontv. “Playing in the Premier League has always been a dream for me and I have achieved that dream.

“This is the biggest level for me to play at. I know that it’s a very competitive league and I believe with hard work we’re going to be successful this season.”