Eto'o is seeking a free transfer from Anzhi.
âChelsea have a clear club policy of not signing players over 30,â Claudio Vigorelli told Il Giornale.
âI spoke to Jose, who was willing to give Samuel a one-year contract, but Chelsea are waiting for Wayne Rooney. Mourinho only has him in mind and is waiting for the situation with Manchester United to find a breakthrough.â
This puts Inter in pole position for a return to the club where Etoâo won the Treble only three years ago.
âSamuel wants to come back to the football that matters. He believed in Anzhiâs project, then one day the owner turned around and said âitâs over.â
âThere is a terrible recession around now and itâs not just a question of lowering his wages. Itâs hard to find a club willing to give â¬8m or even â¬5m per season.
âInter too are down to the bone. Etoâo would happily come back, but these are difficult times. We are talking about it.
âFootball is entirely unpredictable, so if Inter win against Genoa tomorrow then they might forget Etoâo. If they lose, the scenario changes completely.
âWhat I can guarantee is that Inter and Massimo Moratti remain in his heart.â
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