Samuel Eto'o has convinced Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho to hang onto midfielder Patrick Vieira.

Vieira appeared on his way from Inter in the summer, but Sport says upon his arrival from Barcelona, Eto'o urged coach Jose Mourinho to keep hold of the French veteran.

Eto'o regards Vieira highly and former Barca teammate Thierry Henry spoke highly of the ex-Arsenal captain while they were at the Nou Camp together.