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Eto’o completes Blues move

Chelsea have completed the signing of Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o, according to BBC Sport.

The deal sees the former Barcelona and Real Madrid man reunited with manager Jose Mourinho, who he played under for Inter Milan during their treble winning 2009/10 campaign, and appears to signify the end of the club’s pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

The Blues have had two bids for the England international rejected by the Premier League champions, and are now unlikely to table a third offer before the transfer window closes on Monday evening.

Eto’o, who has signed a one-year contract at Stamford Bridge,  became the world’s best paid footballer when he moved to Russia two years ago though he taken a large pay-cut to move to the Premier League.

He is the second player to swap Makhackala for West London this week, after Brazil international Willian was granted a work-permit to secure his own move to Chelsea.

However, neither have travelled with the squad for this evenings Super Cup final against European Champions Bayern Munich in Prague.

The 26 man party does include David Luiz and Tomas Kalas, neither of whom have featured so far this season having suffered hamstring and leg injuries respectively.

Mourinho happy with first team squad

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has endorsed the Chelsea’s three new signings ahead of the clubs preseason tour of Asia, according to Sky Sports.

Andre Schurrle, Marco Van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer will join up with their new teammates for the trip on Thursday, and the returning manager is pleased with the business the Blues has done.

The 50 year old has also been waxing lyrical about Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Tomas Kalas, all of whom are expected to be bedded into the first team next season.

The trio spent last season on loan with West Bromwich Albion, Werder Bremen and Vitesse Arnhem, but are now considered ready for action.

Meanwhile, the club have been boosted in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruma, after the Portugal under 20 star reportedly begged for a move to Stamford Bridge, the Metro understands.

Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on the 18 year old, who recently impressed at the Under 20s World Cup in Turkey, though a deal has dragged on.

The Blues original offer of £12million was rejected by Sporting, who are keen to keep hold of Bruma for at least another twelve months.

Manchester City and Real Madrid are also reportedly interested, but have not made a move as yet, as they pursue other targets.