Man City step closer to clinching agreement with Barcelona striker Eto'o

Manchester City are closing in on Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.

Manchester City are closing in on Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o.

The Daily Mail says Barcelona have made a £37million bid for Spain striker David Villa as they prepare for life without Manchester City target Eto'o.

Barca's summer spending budget is only around £25m, meaning they would need to sell Eto'o to fund a move for Villa on top of their other targets.

Reports in Spain say Inter Milan and Manchester United are keen on the 28-year-old, but concede City are the only club prepared to pay £30m and meet his huge pay demands.

Eto'o would pick up a staggering £320,000 a week at Eastlands, though he has yet to decide on whether to turn his back on Champions League football and head for the Barclays Premier League.

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