Reports are circulating that Arsenal are planning to snatch Smauel Eto’o from Chelsea and Manchester City's clutches, after the Inter Milan star admitted to considering a move to the Premier League, according to Corriere dello Sport.
"I have already shown that I have what it takes to play in Italy and I now have the idea of proving myself in England," Eto’o said, in a hint that he is fielding offers from English sides for a deal this summer.
Chelsea are favourites to secure the star, with a fee in excess of £30 million putting Manchester City into the mix to land the Inter Milan striker.
But Arsenal have now reportedly come into play as they hope to build an unstoppable strike force, and particularly with Cesc Fabregas taking a personal liking to Eto’o, the Spaniard is reportedly calling for Arsene Wenger to make the move to bring Eto'o to Arsenal before Chelsea and City can get their hands on him.
Years ago, Fabregas admitted to reporters that he hoped Eto’o would sign for Arsenal, with the striker eventually moving from Barcelona to Inter Milan to take out a third Champions League victory.
"Eto'o is a phenomenal striker, he's ambitious, he runs, he works for the team, he scores well and he's a real winner. I would love to have him on my team,” Fabregas said.
Though much time has passed since the comments, the Arsenal skipper’s feelings reportedly haven’t changed, and despite Chelsea and Manchester City undergoing a bidding war for the 30-year-old, Arsenal are not to be discounted as they look to turn around their trophyless pattern of late.