Samuel Eto'o wants move to Champions League club

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Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o wants a move to another club competing in the Champions League this summer as his deal with the Blues expires. The Cameroon international recognises the speculation linking him with clubs in the United States and the Middle East, but is determined to continue playing at the highest level.

The 33-year-old, who called Jose Mourinho a "fool" for mocking his age in the same interview, exclusively revealed to that he feels he still has a lot to give on the European stage - despite his advancing years.

"Some believe I am going to retire in the United States or in the Middle East, but I have regained the joy of the Champions League and I am going to carry on playing in the Champions League.

"Where? I am not going to tell you. But I am going to carry on playing because physically and mentally I feel great."

Eto'o has performed well in his season-long stint at Stamford Bridge, scoring 12 goals - including a hat-trick against Manchester United - and providing six assists in 34 appearances. However, Chelsea have decided not to renew the former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker's contract, as they plan to welcome Spain international Diego Costa to the club in 2010.

Eto'o will be remembered as one of the best strikers of his generation. The African idol was a key part of the successful Champions League-winning Barcelona sides of 2006 and 2009, before leaving the Camp Nou to join Inter Milan, where he won a third European Cup.

Plenty of Champions League clubs are likely to be keen to sign the veteran Eto'o - but the number of potential employers who can afford his astronomical wage demands is expected to be significantly lower.

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