Toronto FC designate for Eto'o

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Samuel Eto'o celebrates after he scored against Schalke, with a stroke of luck.GettyImagesToronto FC are rumoured want Samuel Eto'o as their Designated Player next year.

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is being targeted by MLS side Toronto FC according to Eto'o, who only arrived to Stamford Bridge last summer from Anzhi Makhachkala, is on fire in front of a goal at the moment, scoring four goals in the past seven games for Jose Mourinho's men. However that hasn't stopped the Canadian club from casting an eye across the Atlantic. Toronto failed to make the playoffs this season, finishing second last in the Eastern Conference, and want to bring Eto'o in as a Designated Player for next year. However, Eto'o is not the only European star on Toronto's radar, with Genoa striker Alberto Gilardino also a possible option.

Manchester United are ready to make a move for the Fulham starlet dubbed the new 'Didier Drogba' -- Moussa Dembele. The Frenchman impressed during a recent under-21 match against the Red Devils, where he scored to help the Cottagers earn a 2-2 draw. The 17-year-old joined Fulham from Paris Saint-Germain last year and recently signed his first professional contract. But according to the Daily Mail, that may not hinder United, with the France youth international being described as one of the best prospects to come out of that country in recent years. And there is always those comparisons to former Chelsea marksman Drogba.

Finally, Crystal Palace are eyeing a 2.6 million pounds January move for Hull midfielder Sone Aluko. And according to the Mirror, not even the Nigeria international's long-term injury can dissuade the Eagles. The 24-year-old Aluko will be out with an Achilles injury until February next year, but a breakdown in contract talks between club and player has alerted other sides to his availability. And bottom side Palace believe Aluko, who has scored a goal in eight appearances before succumbing to injury, could shoot them to Premier League survival.


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