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Mourinho chasing Inter Milan’s Eto’o in January transfer window

| 08.12.2010

Jose Mourinho is allegedly readying himself for a controversial bid for Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o.

According to El Mundo Deportivo, Mourinho asked Real president Florentino Perez about signing the striker in the summer but was rebuffed.

However, with Gonzalo Higuaín facing a lay off of a couple of months with hernia operation, Real could be forced to splash some more cash.

There have been rumours that the striker is unhappy at Inter following the appointment of Rafa Benitez and Mourinho could be on hand to snatch the former Barcelona striker in January.

However, Eto’o has played for Inter in the Champions League this term, meaning he would be cup-tied for Europe’s premier club competition.

The fact that Eto’o would be unable to play would certainly be of concern to a club that demands success in Europe above all else.

Real play Auxerre in the Champions League tonight having already qualified as winners of Group G.

They will be without Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso after their controversial sendings-off against Ajax (not to mention Mourinho who is also banned), but should still come out on top at 4/9.

Despite Eto’o’s ineligibilityto play in Europe, he would still be a huge help to them in their quest for a first La Liga title in two seasons – Real have slipped to 13/10 to win the league following their 5-0 defeat at the Nou Camp.

The Cameroonian was signed by Mourinho for Inter in the summer of 2009 and has scored 35 goals in 65 appearances for the Italian side.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.