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Chelsea confirm Eto'o signing

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Chelsea have today confirmed the signing of Samuel Eto'o.

Signed on a free transfer from Anzhi, Eto'o was desperate to join up with his former manager Jose Mourinho, and has got his wish. 

Having been the highest paid player in the world, Eto'o has taken a £10million pound-a-year pay cut from £17million to £7million.

The 32-year-old was forced out of Anzhi, following recent financial difficulties the Russian side have experienced, but it has been reported that Eto'o took a multi-million pound pay off, so Anzhi could get him off their books quickly.

The former Mallorca, Barcelona and Inter man can play as a main forward, just behind the striker or if need on the wing, but it's unlikely he will be playing anywhere but striker following the recent flurry of attacking midfielder/ wingers arriving at Stamford Bridge.

The Cameroonian was desperate to link up with Mourinho, and made it publicly clear he wanted to leave. He joins a star-studded strike-force with their already being Romelu Lukaku, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.

Alongside Eto'o, Chelsea have now brought in Andre Schurrle (Bayer Leverkusen, £18m), Marco van Ginkel (Vitesse Arnhem £9m), Cristian Cuevas (O'Higgins, £3m), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea, free) Willian (Anzhi, £32m).

With such a star-studded squad, some players will become unhappy. With Eto'o's arrival, it looks like Demba Ba maybe be shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge.

But it's a smart and astute piece of business by Mourinho as Eto'o certainly knows where the goal is. The former Barcelona and Inter man has a total of 288 goals in 543 competitive appearances.

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