Inter Milan set to beat Manchester City to Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o
10 June 2009 04:23
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Manchester City target Samuel Eto'o is set to leave Barcelona for Inter Milan with Zlatan Ibrahimovic moving to the Nou Camp.
Sweden striker Ibrahimovic is believed to have agreed terms with Barca with Inter receiving £9million plus Eto'o.
That is considerably less than Inter president Massimo Moratti is reported to have wanted when he had dinner with Barcelona president Joan Laporta last week and asked for Eto'o plus £35m.
Ibrahimovic (right) is keen to make the move because he believes he will have more chance of winning the Champions League with the Catalans than he would if he stays with Jose Mourinho at Inter.
But Eto'o will only make the move if his wage demands - believed to be £60m over five years- are met.
During Monday's talks between European Champions Barcelona and Eto'o's representative, no agreement was reached for the striker to stay or go.
Last summer Barca coach Pep Guardiola told Eto'o he could leave along with Deco and Ronaldinho but the Cameroon international was transformed in pre-season training and earned his place in the squad.