The Cameroonian veteran has already taken a medical for the Reds, but may not be needed if the Reds tie up a deal for Balotelli
Brendan Rodgers has lined up an amazing deal to sign Samuel Eto’o – in case the Mario Balotelli deal falls through.
Former Chelsea striker Eto’o, 33, underwent a medical in Paris on Friday and is hoping to fly to Liverpool this weekend to complete the move But Mirror Sport can reveal that Liverpool have taken the extraordinary step of putting Eto’o through a medical because of lingering doubts about bad boy Balotelli.
Kop boss Rodgers wants to talk face-to-face with Balotelli before completing the £16m deal and that is why Eto’o has been put on standby.
Rodgers could end up signing both strikers but it is more likely that only one will move to Anfield and the Eto’o back-up plan is a highly unusual step.
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