Samuel Eto'o in talks with Inter after Chelsea turned him down | inside World Soccer

Inter Milan would be in favour of re-signing Samuel Eto'o after Chelsea turned down the chance to sign the Cameroon international.

Samuel Eto'o played for Inter Milan between 2009 and 2011
Samuel Eto'o played for Inter Milan between 2009 and 2011

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The 32-year-old is on the look-out for a new club after his current team Anzhi Makhachkala decided to sell their top stars in order to reduce their wage bill.

Eto'o has previously courted the attention of Chelsea after revealing he would like to work with José Mourinho again, but his representative explained the problems.

"Chelsea have a clear club policy of not signing players over 30," Claudio Vigorelli told Il Giornale.

"I spoke to José, who was willing to give Samuel a one-year contract, but Chelsea are waiting for Wayne Rooney. Mourinho only has him in mind and is waiting for the situation with Manchester United to find a breakthrough."

Inter are aware of this situation and have entered the bidding war to sign the forward who won the Treble during his second season with the Nerazzurri.

Vigorelli added: "Samuel wants to come back to the football that matters. He believed in Anzhi's project, then one day the owner turned around and said 'it's over.'

"There is a terrible recession around now and it's not just a question of lowering his wages. It's hard to find a club willing to give €8 million or even €5 million per season.

"Inter too are down to the bone. Eto'o would happily come back, but these are difficult times. We are talking about it.

"What I can guarantee is that Inter and Massimo Moratti remain in his heart."