The Ivory Coast striker said: "Any striker in my situation would be really happy to get the chance to play alongside Samuel Eto'o.

"I don't see why it should not happen. It would be something exceptional but Barcelona need to get their chequebook out.

"The things I love about Samuel are his pace, his instinct for goals, his running and simply the fact he is indispensable to Barcelona.

"When Chelsea played a Barca side that was without him, we knew we'd have the game won even before we took the field.

"Every Chelsea player would say the same and Jose Mourinho as well. When he learned that Samuel wasn't playing against us in October 2006 he told us: 'We've won.'"