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Is Eto'o heading to Manchester City?

According to a report in the British tabloid The Daily Mail, Premier League money-men Manchester City are confident of signing Samuel Eto’o from Barcelona.

Indeed, it is claimed that the Citizens are of the opinion that a deal is close to completion.

Having signed Gareth Barry from Aston Villa for €13.7 million (£12m) on Tuesday, City will make the Cameroon international their latest acquisition in exchange for €23m (£20m).

Although the striker had a phenomenal season in front of goal throughout 2008-09, scoring 30 times in 36 Primera Division appearances, it is thought that Barcelona are ready to cash-in on him during the close-season.

The 28-year-old’s contract at the Nou Camp expires next summer, and it seems that the club would rather sell now than risk losing him for nothing next year.