Italian duo AC Milan and AS Roma are both showing interest in former-Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, according to the Daily Mail.
The Cameroon international, who failed to shine at this Summer's World Cup due to injury, was released by The Blues at the end of the season after agreeing not to renew his 12-month deal having reportedly falling out with Jose Mourinho. The 33-year-old striker is still frustrated and annoyed at the Portuguese boss for his comments regarding age and stating that he could be a lot older than he actually admits.
Eto'o started off by joking about the situation with a funny old-man celebration, but as the season continued, it was clear that he wasn't at all happy about the comments made by Mourinho, when he thought he wasn't being recorded.
After spending one year in west London Eto'o managed to bag 12 goals, including a hat-trick against Manchester United. But it's now Italy that awaits for the former Inter and Barcelona man, as both AC Milan and Roma show interest. However, both Serie A sides will also face competition from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, who are interested in signing Eto'o, and will also be prepared to offer him a massive long-term contract.
For Milan, they are keen to re-shape their squad this summer after a poor season, and with a new manager at the helm, changes are expected to happen quickly.
It's reported that both Mario Balotelli and Nigel de Jong could leave the San Siro, and they could see Eto'o as the replacement for the former. Milan are desperate not to over-spend this summer and will be on the look out for bargains. With the Cameroon star available for free, they may take that option and use the money on his wage rather than an actual transfer fee.
Eto'o had a successful career in Italy with Inter Milan, when he won the treble under Mourinho, but he could be prepared to sign for their fierce-rivals, if an offer comes in.
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