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In quotes published by Goal after an interview with FIFA’s official website, the Belgian stopper said, “I really hope we can reach the final as we’re so close. (Chelsea) are the favourites but Barcelona were too.”
And we all know what happened there; so Jose Mourinho will be extremely wary of the current La Liga leaders and this season’s surprise package.
The Belgian play-maker was widely tipped to miss the first leg but it appears there is now a chance he could make it, which will be fantastic news for a side desperate to have as many of their best players available as possible for what is now their biggest match of the season…until the next one that is.
And finally, speaking of Eto’o, the Daily Mail reports that the striker has been offered £6.5million-a-year to play for Besiktas.
The paper claims the Turkish side have sent representatives to England to discuss terms with the Cameroon front-man, whose time at the Blues appears to be coming to an end.