Chelsea have been warned not to assume Samuel Eto’o will sign in at Stamford Bridge, the
Eto’o is likely to leave current club Anzhi Makhachkala after Anzhi’s owner withdrew his funding, slashing the club’s budget and forcing high-earners such as Eto’o to seek pastures new. Eto’o is understood to be Chelsea’s back-up option should United remain firm in their insistence that Wayne Rooney is not for sale.
But Chelsea have competition from Serie A pair Napoli and Inter, Eto’o’s former club, as well as a third party, thought to be United, although the newspaper suggests the Eto’o camp is trying to push Chelsea into an approach sooner rather than later. If Eto’o does join the Blues, he will face a pay cut from his salary at Anzhi, said to be worth £14m after tax.
Eto’o has however spoken of his desire to be reunited with Jose Mourinho, who he played under at Inter, and the Mirror believes the claims of United’s interest in the Cameroon international are more to force Chelsea’s hand than anything else.
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