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Chelsea agree double swoop for Anzhi stars

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Chelsea have clinched a deal to sign Samuel Eto'o from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala along with Willian, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Anzhi regarding the sale of the two players for a fee of around £32 million with Eto'o valued at £2 million and Willian commanding £30 million.

Eto'o, who had joined Anzhi after agreeing a world record highest wage structure with the Russian club, which saw him take home £20 million after tax, will see his income drastically fall at Stamford Bridge - Chelsea have offered he a relatively paltry €6 million per year.

However, the English side is willing to wait to announce the deal until after their match against Manchester United on Monday as he hopes to unsettle United over their continued pursuit of Wayne Rooney.

Rooney had been linked with a move away from the club but looks set to stay. Chelsea, meanwhile, are prepared to wait  until next summer to sign Rooney as the Stamford Bridge outfit consider Eto'o as only a stop-gap affair before they get their main man.

Willian had been on the brink of moving to Tottenham Hotspur before Chelsea came in and hijacked the north London side's move tempting the player with a better wage package and the offer of Champions League football.

Tottenham's chairman, Daniel Levy is believed to be furious at Chelsea's conduct and this could possibly result in further delaying of Gareth Bale's transfer to Real Madrid as Spurs are looking to bring in replacements before letting go of their star asset.

Officials at the White Hart Lane are confused as to why Chelsea moved for Willian as they are quite well stocked in the attacking midfield area and believe a late deal was struck between friendly Russian billionaires, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and his Anzhi counterpart Suleiman Kerimov.

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