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Chelsea and Man United chasing Samuel Eto'o

ESPN staff
August 21, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Mourinho looking elsewhere?

The agent of Samuel Eto'o has revealed that there are three clubs after the Anzhi Makhachkala striker, with Chelsea and Manchester United being two of them.

Claudio Vigorelli, who represents the Cameroonian, revealed to Italy's Sportmediaset TV that three clubs currently come into question for the 32-year-old. Former side Inter Milan are one of them, although they will have to take their place in line behind Chelsea and United.

Vigorelli is reported to be touting his client to Chelsea, where he would link up with his former coach Jose Mourinho, who guided the side to the 2010 Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League Treble. A move to London hinges on whether or not United striker Wayne Rooney arrives at Stamford Bridge.

Should Rooney move to Chelsea, United would then emerge as the frontrunners for Eto'o's services. If a switch to United fail to materialise for Eto'o, then Inter would be next up.

"I'd say there is a 30% chance of Eto'o returning to Inter," Vigorelli said.

Eto'o enjoyed a successful two-year spell at Inter, scoring 33 goals in 67 games before making a big-money switch to Anzhi, but now he is no longer wanted by the Russian club because of cost-cutting.

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