Samuel Eto'o is on standby to complete a shock move to Liverpool.
Mario Balotelli arrived on Merseyside to try to complete a £16million move to Anfield but, if the deal collapses, he will be replaced by the Cameroon striker.
Sportsmail understands the former Chelsea striker had a Liverpool medical in Paris on Friday.
Eto’o, 33, who lives in the French capital, has verbally agreed a 12-month deal with Liverpool and is waiting for the green light to jet into Merseyside to seal his move.
Eto’o has been the subject of interest from Everton over the past few days but the prospect of playing in the Champions League is said to have been a key factor in him favouring Liverpool.