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Eto'o camp warns Chelsea of Man Utd competition

Samuel Eto'o is pushing Chelsea to accelerate signing talks. The Mirror says Eto'o has attempted to bounce Chelsea into signing him - by claiming Manchester United are also on his tail.

The Cameroon striker accepts he is the Blues' fall-back option if their pursuit of Wayne Rooney fails - the Londoners are refusing to give up on the England ace, despite Manchester United's clear insistence he is not for sale.

Eto'o is desperate to quit Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachakla after the club's billionaire owner, Suleyman Kerimov, suddenly pulled the financial plug.

Sources close to the player have now claimed that the final bidder is champions United, fuelling suspicions that he is attempting to force Chelsea to the negotiating table.

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