Samuel Eto'o receives shock MLS offer

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Samuel Eto'o is currently a free agent after not having his contract renewed by Chelsea in the summer. 

And according to reports emanating from his native Cameroon, the 33-year old goal getter has received an offer from an as yet unnamed Major League Soccer side looking to make him one of the most expensive players in North American soccer history.

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Worldwide Interest

In the report from Journal du Cameroun, Eto'o will be taking time over this week to weigh up all the offers he has received with his agent in Paris, France.

The former Chelsea man has offers and interest from several Premier League sides looking to keep him in England, with West Ham, Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers all reported to be sniffing around the veteran.

There is also interest in the forward from abroad. Together with MLS, Atletico Madrid of Spain, Ajax from Holland and Turkish giants Galatasaray all fancying their chances with Cameroon's leading goalscorer.

Chelsea Release

Chelsea decided not to hand Eto’o a new deal once the contract he signed with them last summer expired. Jose Mourinho has signed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid and the Spain international is expected to be first choice centre-forward for the Blues with Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres in reserve.

The Blues decision not to renew his deal came as no surprise to most observers after he largely failed to impress when given the opportunity under Mourinho.

MLS Money

Clint Dempsey is currently the highest earning player in North America right now, pocketing a tidy $6 million dollars a year for his work at the Seattle Sounders. Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard, David Villa, Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe all sit just under the former Fulham and Tottenham man in the money stakes.

If Eto'o were to join MLS he would definitely be on a par with those players money wise. The Cameroonian was on a staggering £7million pounds a year at Stamford Bridge but he would have to take a pay cut to move to America as no team would dare pay him that much.

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