Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is facing the prospect of being forced to drop his interest in Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.

Sport says Benitez won't be pursuing Eto'o because his wage demands are too rich.

The Cameroon ace is demanding £7 million-a-year to sign a new deal with Barca, which is well beyond the £5 million-a-year Fernando Torres is currently on at Anfield.