According to The Mirror, the Blues star wants to join North London giants Arsenal as he looks to prove Jose Mourinho wrong.
Eto’o is available on a free transfer this summer and his agents have made it perfectly clear that it’s the Emirates Stadium that is his favoured destination.
Arsenal are already in talks with Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata but it’s believed they have hit a stumbling block with Real Madrid insisting that a buy-back clause must go into the contract.
But the Gunners will still be looking for extra firepower to support French striker Olivier Giroud in attack next season.
It is understood that Chelsea still plan to hold on to Eto’o but the former Inter Milan striker has no interest in staying at Stamford Bridge after Mourinho made comments about the strikers’ age earlier in the season.
It had been thought that Eto’o would cash in on a move to MLS’s New York Red Bulls or David Beckham’s former side LA Galaxy.
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