Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o claims Manchester United are the latest to make a bid for him this summer. The Mirror believes the revelation is likely a ploy for the Cameroon international to expedite a move to Chelsea, who have been strongly linked with the 32-year-old.
Jose Mourinho has made Wayne Rooney his prime target this summer and will only move for Eto'o should he fail in his attempt to land the 27-year-old. United have already rejected two bids from Chelsea and new manager David Moyes is confident they will be successful in their attempt to keep the player at Old Trafford.
The Russian club is currently in turmoil after billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov told the squad he won't be investing any more money into the club, leaving the players with little option but seek a move elsewhere. Eto'o is willing to reunite with Mourinho, under whom he won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010.
The striker is willing to take a pay cut, from the exorbitant £14m a year fee he is currently on at Anzhi, in order to move to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has also hinted he will be willing to take Eto'o back, which will come as a major boot for the Cameroonian.
"I'm always happy that somebody that worked with me previously is happy to be back and work with me again," Mourinho said.
Meanwhile, the former Real Madrid manager has revealed there is no chance David Luiz will make his way out of Stamford Bridge this summer. The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Barcelona but the Portuguese manager has insisted the 26-year-old is not going anywhere.
"No chance he is going to leave. He is a player we want to keep. He is a player with four years (on his) contract, he just signed a contract last year. We like him. He is an important player and the club is not ready to sell him for any price," Mourinho told BT Sport.
On the player reportedly wanting a move to Spain, he said, "I don't know if he said that. What I can say is that he is not going to. The last quotes I read were Luiz saying he is not speaking about clubs when he is with the national team, which is a fantastic quote that I appreciate. That is the last quote I have and it is an intelligent one."