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.