The 32-year-old veteran arrived at Stamford Bridge in a £5million switch from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer but is yet to help provide the goals Chelsea need to compete for the Premier League title, with just two top-flight goals in nine appearances so far this season.
And it is believed a number of MLS clubs, including LA Galaxy, DC United, Seattle Sounders and Chivas, will be interested in bringing the four-time African Player of the Year to the States, with Eto’o looking to open up pre-contract talks with a club in the New Year ahead of a switch in summer once his Chelsea contract expires.
Meanwhile, Blues boss Jose Mourinho admits he has no intentions of dipping into the January transfer window, despite seeing his side consistently under performing in his first season back at the club.
“At the end of the season we will be in a better condition to analyse our squad, to analyse the market and, normally, make a couple of changes to improve the team for next season,” Mourinho said.
“But this season, we are ready to go to the end with the same people.”
Mourinho continues to keep tabs on Wayne Rooney’s contract situation at Manchester United and is expected to return to Old Trafford with an offer for the England striker at the end of the campaign, while Monaco’s Radamel Falcao remains a long-term target.