LÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Equipe reports that Olympique Marseille have sounded an interest in Barcelona hitman Samuel EtoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢o.
Barca is keen to off-load the 27 year old Cameroonian international and alerted clubs in England and Italy of his availability, as well as selected teams in other European leagues.
Among those were a crop of top French sides and Marseille believe that they could have the pulling to attract Eto’o to the Stade VÃƒÂ©lodrome.
Marseille know that they would have a task to persuade him to join them, but they are in the Champions League qualifiers, like Barcelona, and hope this could be a bargaining tool.
One stumbling block, however, could be the asking price of around Ã¢â€šÂ¬40m which is a figure that is out of reach of nearly every French top flight side. Then there is the matter of Eto’o’s Ã¢â€šÂ¬4m-per-year basic wage demands, a sum that no Ligue 1 club has ever agreed to pay a player, but Marseille are reportedly working on a package.
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