Former Chelsea star in stand-off with Roma

Posted on Jul 8 2014 - 1:00pm by Staff Writer


Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o has seen his proposed move to Roma hit a stumbling block over a disagreement about money.

The Cameroon international, whose involvement in the World Cup came to a premature end courtesy of a group stage exit, left Stamford Bridge earlier in the summer after running down the final weeks of his contract.

Serie A heavyweights Roma remain in pole position to secure his services but Italian source Corriere della Sera claims his agent Claudio Vigorelli is yet to reach an agreement with his suitors.

Eto’o is pursuing a 24-month contract worth somewhere in the region of £3.1million per year, but the club only wants to hand him a one-year deal with lucrative bonuses.

While there is no suggestion that talks are on the verge of collapsing, the two parties remain some way apart and an agreement is not yet in sight.

The report claims Vigorelli will meet directors again in the Italian capital at the end of the week in an attempt to thrash out a decision which suits everyone involved.

Eto’o plundered 12 goals for Jose Mourinho’s side in all competitions last term after arriving from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala at the end of August.

The 33-year-old has already ruled out a return to former club Inter Milan.