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Mourinho key in move – Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o has revealed that Jose Mourinho was the decisive factor in his summer move to Stamford Bridge, the Mirror understands.

The 32 year old joined Chelsea on a one year deal back in August, and took a massive pay cut to be reunited with the man he won the treble under at Inter Milan.

The Cameroon international has made twenty-three appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals including a hat-trick in last month’s 3-1 home win over Manchester United.

Meanwhile, the Metro understand that the Blues have ramped up their interest in Sheffield United’s Harry Maguire, after senior scouts watched him help his side to victory over Premier League Fulham in their FA Cup fourth round replay at Craven Cottage yesterday evening.

The club have been monitoring the defenders progress for some time, and could well make a move for his services in the summer.

The 20 year old has been dubbed ‘the new John Terry’ following a string of eye catching performances for the League One side.

Finally, Barcelona midfielder Xavi has ruled out a move to the Premier League at the end of his career, according to Sky Sports.

The 34 year old, who recently made his 700th first team appearance for the Catalan club, has been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United in the past, but has insisted that he will never walk away from the club.

Eto’o reveals difficultes with Mourinho

Samuel Eto’o has revealed that his relationship with Jose Mourinho was once tense, but he is happy to be reunited with him at Stamford Bridge, Sky Sports understands.

Early in his career, the striker claimed that he would never play for a team led by Mourinho, before the pair worked together to great success at Inter Milan.

The 32 year old is set to make his second debut under Mourinho in tomorrow afternoon’s match at Everton, where the Blues will be hoping to take all three points, and reclaim top spot in the Premier League.

Willian, who like Eto’o signed from Anzhi Makhachkala last month, is also set to make his Chelsea bow at Goodison Park.

Eden Hazard could also feature despite taking a knock whilst on international duty with Belgium.

Romelu Lukaku will have to wait to make his Everton debut as he is ineligible to face his parent club.

Elsewhere, the Blues are considering a move for Sheffield United’s highly rated defender Harry Maguire, according to the Metro.

The 20 year old, who is also a target for Manchester United, has been hailed as ‘the new John Terry’ by Blades fans, was named his clubs Player of the Year in 2012.