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Chelsea sign Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala

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Chelsea have announced the signing of striker Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala on a one-year contract worth £4 million a year.

With his pursuit of Wayne Rooney all but over, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho seems to have implemented his "plan B and C" in two days, with the signings of Eto'o and Willian from the Russian club.

The Cameroon striker told the Chelsea website: "I am very happy to be here but also anxious because I want to get playing as soon as possible.

"It wasn't a hard decision. I saw the qualities Chelsea have and I was very happy with José Mourinho before, so when the opportunity came, I was very happy to take it."

Eto'o had previously played under Mourinho at Internazionale, and has grasped the opportunity to work with him again, in an effort to get more playing time.

The 32-year-old striker was released by the Russian club, along with Willian, in an attempt to reduce their budgets. Eto'o used to earn around €20 million-per-year with Anzhi, but has agreed to pocket a significantly reduced amount of £4 million.

Mourinho seems to lack trust in all of his three strikers, with Fernando Torres and Demba Ba both being linked to move back to their previous clubs, and has also failed to sign Rooney after repeated attempts to unsettle the striker at Manchester United.

Reports suggest that the signing of Eto'o may just be a stopgap arrangement, and that Mourinho may rekindle his interest in the English striker next season and try to lure him away from United.

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