He may not have been able to cut the mustard at Chelsea, but it would appear that Samuel Eto’o is doing more than enough to impress over at Goodison Park, as Everton chiefs are ready to reward his fine form with a surprise new contract.
New Eto'o deal
The Cameroon international signed for Roberto Martinez after seeing his deal under Jose Mourinho expire and has so far scored four goals in his first nine appearances.
As such he’s in line to be handed an extension worth one year, with a clause in his contract stating that he if starts 15 games for The Toffees he automatically gets another 12 months added to his deal.
That's in stark contrast to his fortunes at Stamford Bridge, where he was at logger-heads with Mourinho at numerous points during the course of his time there with regards to his suitability for playing top level football.
A relatively poor season for the Blues alongside Fernando Torres and Demba Ba led many to question whether he was good enough for English football given the fact that he's now 33, but his early form for Everton has been nothing short of sensational.
Ironically it's another Chelsea outcast in Romelu Lukaku who seems to be getting the best out of the ex-Barcelona and Inter Milan star, as both men are likely keen to show Mourinho what he's missing.
In news a little bit closer to home it’s being reported that Chelsea have lodged an offer for Barcelona star Gerard Pique. Mourinho has no shortage of defenders but could see the Spaniard as a potential replacement for John Terry.
At the moment Chelsea have Gary Cahill and the young Kurt Zouma to act as backup for the former England captain, but the latter is too tender to be considered a natural successor, and the former is already sitting in his peak years as a player.
With that in mind a player of Pique's pedigree and experience could be just what the doctor ordered, especially as Terry can only be expected to be the stalwart in the heart of the back line for so long.