At Anzhi Makhachkala since August 2011 with a record annual salary of 20 million euro after a move from Inter Milan, Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto?o is now looking for a big European club to pursue his career.
Willing to reduce their budget drastically, the Daguestan?s club management are looking for a way to part with their most expensive players, and are reportedly negotiating a termination of contract with the Indomitable Lions? captain, voted best player of the 2012-2013 season in Russia.
While a comeback with the Nerazzurri was for a while the most obvious option, the salary of the former Barcelona player could be an obstacle even if he is prepared to make some financial sacrifices.
As for Chelsea it would be much easier for them to sign the Cameroonian striker who makes no secret of his desire to work again with his former coach, Jos? Mourinho.
?There is only one Jose Mourinho. I have played under a lot of great coaches ? but there is no other character in the game like Jos?.
?He is one of the best coaches in the world ? and we had a lot of success together at Inter Milan. I would like to have the chance to play under him again, ?revealed Samuel Eto?o to the Daily Mail.
On the look-out for a striker since the beginning of the transfer season, The Blues are still trying to sign Wayne Rooney, first choice of the Portuguese manager, but if Manchester United keep on turning them down, it is a possibility to see the Cameroonian star land at Stamford Bridge.
Samuel Eto?o joined the Indomitable Lions on Monday evening in Paris, where Cameroon?s national team are preparing ahead of their last 2014 World Cup qualifier which will see the four-time Africa champions host Libya in Yaound? at the beginning of September. [MTNFootball]