Eto’o pledges future to Inter

Cameroon striker Eto’o was mooted as a target for the Premier

League club as part of a swap deal involving City’s wantaway

captain Carlos Tevez. City boss Roberto Mancini recently admitted

that Inter had blocked the proposal as they do not want to sell

Eto’o and the 30-year-old is happy with that stance. Eto’o

confirmed he had spoken to Inter president Massimo Moratti and has

no qualms in ignoring the rumours that he could leave the Giuseppe

Meazza. “The newspapers say I’m leaving Inter?” Eto’o told Inter

Channel. “I spoke with president Massimo Moratti after the Coppa

Italia final victory against Palermo and when the president speaks,

I can only say yes.” The former Barcelona forward is back in

pre-season training under new coach Gian Piero Gasperini and is

feeling optimistic ahead of the coming campaign. He added: “It went

pretty well. It was quite hot, but never as bad as in Milan right

now. I am in good shape and we have the right atmosphere to start a

difficult season. “We are all really eager to repay the enthusiasm

of the fans by winning on the field.”