£30m Chelsea striker target won't rule out ‘surprise’ offer

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Chelsea target Samuel Eto’o has hinted that an English club has made a surprise offer for the striker, despite reports favouring a move to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

Eto’o has been impressive for Inter Milan since signing with the club in 2009, but the 30-year-old has made his intentions to leave very clear this summer.


Chelsea, along with Manchester City, were said to be in the running for Eto’o, who according to is worth around £30 million. But with City looking set to keep Carlos Tevez, Chelsea were starting to look front runners with a seemingly endless budget to continue to build on their forward line.

But Russian club Anzhi had reportedly made a bid for Eto’o, and were willing to offer the Cameroon international £20 million per season, a world record wage.

Eto’o insists though that there is still a possibility that an English club could sign him, putting Chelsea on alert to make a move before the transfer window closes.

"The negotiations with Anzhi are still going. It is possible I'll go, just as it's possible I will stay," Eto'o said.

"The truth is that right now I am an Inter player, but I won't rule out a surprise from England.

"We'll have to wait for the end of the transfer market, which will be soon enough. When I leave Cameroon, the negotiations will continue."

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