Eto'o a future MLS star?

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Samuel Etoo celebrates his second for Chelsea against Schalke, finishing off a slick move.GettyImagesSamuel Eto'o is rumoured to be targeting a stint in the MLS.

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o is targeting a lucrative move to the MLS when his one-year contract at Stamford Bridge expires next summer. The 32-year-old Eto’o was bought from Anzhi Makhachkala by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as a cure for the Blues’ scoring woes. But the Cameroon international has struggled to settle in in the Premier League and has scored only four goals in all competitions. And according to The Telegraph, Eto’o will not renew his contract when it expires, more excited by the prospect of ending his career in the United States. MLS side FC Toronto have already made an 8 million pound offer, but Eto’o was not interested in relocating to Canada.

West Ham United are looking to pull off the coup of the January transfer window, with the Mirror reporting that the Hammers will make a move for Inter Milan striker Diego Milito. The 34-year-old Milito has been consigned to the substitutes’ bench this season, but has lost none of his scoring touch, grabbing two goals from his three appearances. And it’s that type of goal-scoring ratio that has caught the eye of Sam Allardyce. The West Ham boss has been suffering from a lack of quality in his front line and is desperate to strengthen it when the window reopens. And with Milito’s contract at Inter coming to a close next year, the Argentine may be allowed to leave for a cut price.

Finally, Arsenal have joined the long list of admirers for the “next Dennis Bergkamp” -- young Dutch attacker Davy Klaassen. The 20-year-old Klaassen has been making waves for Eredivisie club Ajax this season, scoring six goals in 10 appearances including a hat trick against NAC Breda last weekend. A versatile attacker, Klaassen can play in midfield and the forward line and has been tipped as a Netherlands bolter for next year’s World Cup. And according to the Daily Mail, that’s good enough for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has been looking to replace Bergkamp ever since the Dutch legend announced his retirement.


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