Chelsea transfer news: Deal for Eto'o close, Liverpool target on radar

A round up of the latest transfer stories about Liverpool.

Chelsea are set to beat Inter Milan in the race to sign Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o.

Eto’o has become an alternative target for the West London side after it became clear that Manchester United would not be willing to do a deal for Wayne Rooney this summer.

Reports indicate that the former Barcelona and Inter star is due to meet Chelsea officials today to finalise the fine print of a move.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said he believes that Chelsea are willing to do a deal for Juan Mata this summer.

Arsenal have been suggested as a possible destination for the Spaniard but Chelsea rejecting an approach from Liverpool to take him on loan suggests they believe he has a future at Stamford Bridge.

Mata continues to be linked with moves away from Chelsea after not starting the season as a first choice midfielder under Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea are being linked with a surprise swoop for former Liverpool target Christian Atsu of Porto.

Liverpool have been linked with the 21-year-old throughout the summer but have never been able to agree a fee with the Portuguese side.

Just why Jose Mourinho seemingly wants Atsu is unclear but the Blues are certainly in a position where they could blow Liverpool out of the water with a solid offer for the player.

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