Eto’o set to leave Chelsea for MLS at the end of the season

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o could be set to leave Stamford Bridge and head to the MLS at the end of the season, according to The Guardian.

The Cameroon striker moved to west London for a cut-price £5m fee in the summer, reportedly taking a huge pay cut in the process, but only signed a one-year deal – meaning he is free to discuss free transfers as early as next month, though any free move he agrees to would not see him join up with his potential new team-mates until the summer.

LA Galaxy and DC United are both thought to be interested in taking the 32-year-old to the United States.

With Chelsea’s forwards struggling to find the net this season, with Eto’o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba only scoring four goals between them – and none of those goals away from home – Chelsea are thought to have one eye on next season’s Financial Fair Play regulations, and could seek to offload Eto’o to give some flexibility in their restructuring in the summer.

Eto’o was signed late in the summer transfer window after Chelsea failed in their summer-long pursuit of Man United striker Wayne Rooney, and so the striker – who also played under Mourinho at Inter Milan – could see his stay in England limited to a single season.

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