Sunday, 19th June, 2011

Paris Saint-Germain are believed to have received a polite refusal from Inter striker Samuel Eto’o.

The Ligue 1 giants have been boosted by investment from Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund this summer and as a result have money available. And the desire in Paris is no less than to build a team capable of dominating French football.

To that end Eto’o was targeted, especially given rumblings that he could be willing to move on from Inter, having won all there is to win in the Italian game.

Sources indicate though that a discreet enquiry over whether the Cameroon striker would be prepared to move to the Parc des Princes was politely met with a negative response, leaving Paris Saint-Germain abandoning an idea which had threatened to pick up momentum.

While Eto’o would be willing to consider leaving the Nerazzurri, the striker is clear that England would be his destination. Earning a salary of €10M per year in Milan though, there remains only a select few clubs that can afford the former Barcelona man.

Under contract with Inter until 2014, the Nerazzurri are in no rush to sell one of their most prized assets.

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