Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o could be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit door in the summer.Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur are considering a shock move in signing Samuel Eto'o from Chelsea, according to the Metro.

The 33-year-old joined the Blues in a one-year deal last year and can leave Stamford Bridge for free in the upcoming transfer window unless he signs an extension with his current employers.

However, the report states that the Spurs' chairman Daniel Levy is willing to give Eto'o a two-year contract in order to persuade him to make the switch to White Hart Lane.

Earlier this year, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had claimed he was unsure about Eto'o's age and that he does not have any strikers in his squad due to their inefficiency in front of goal. The Portuguese tactician is likely to oversee a summer overhaul in the striking department with Diego Costa believed to be his prime target in the upcoming transfer window.

The Spurs are currently without a manager after announcing the departure of Tim Sherwood last week.

The report also states that despite the uncertainty over the 45-year-old's successor, the club's technical director Franco Baldini has already set the ball rolling in order to strengthen their squad so as to finish among the Premier League's top four next season.

The north London club finished sixth in the league during the 2013/14 season and their reported approach for Eto'o could be hampered by the striker's desire to play in the Champions League.

The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star admitted that he aspires to continue playing at the highest level while labelling Mourinho a 'puppet'.

"Contrary to what a puppet says about my age, I am still physically fit. At 33, I feel real good. I have proven that I could do better than youths. I will continue to play the Champions League," the Daily Mail quoted Eto'o as saying.

"My romance with this competition is far from over. And I wish to also say that I am not going to the United States or to the Middle East. I will continue at the top level. I will not tell you where, but I will be at the top level."