The Cameroonian superstar is currently a free agent after being released by Chelsea, and is understood to be desperate to remain in England despite serious interest from North America and the Middles East.
West Ham have been linked with moves for the 33-year-old, and now the Black Cats are also in the running.
Despite claims that he’s after in excess of £100,000-per-week, Eto’o is thought to be ready to take a big pay-cut to stay in the Premier League.
This has tempted Gus Poyet, who is plotting for the possibility of missing out on Liverpool’s Fabio Borini – who reportedly wants to stay at Anfield.
Eto’o – a four-time winner of the prestigious African Player of the Year award – netted nine goals for Chelsea last term, and is still considered to be a quality forward despite his advancing years.
Despite Sunderland’s interest, the player himself is rumoured to be keen to stay in London which may give West Ham the edge as Sam Allardyce has not get given up on a deal.
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