Chelsea's Eto'o can help Manchester United strike €80m Cavani deal

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A Samuel Eto'o switch to PSG would be good news for Manchester United as they pursue Edinson Cavani.

Samuel Eto'o's finest moment in a Chelsea shirt may just be the hat-trick he scored against Manchester United earlier this year.

At the time it doubled his Premier League goal tally from three to six, giving Chelsea all three points and all but ending United's Champions League qualification hopes, as early as January.

Eto'o however will be a Chelsea player no more, with his one-year deal not set to be renewed, confirmed by Jose Mourinho at the weekend, leading to speculation regarding his next move.

Well one of the most logical destinations for his services could just be good news for Manchester United, in pursuing their own target.

This concerns the possibility of Eto'o signing for French champions PSG, who are one of the few clubs in the world who can afford the high wages the Cameroon striker will demand. At one stage, Eto'o was the highest paid footballer on the globe.

Eto'o has been linked with a move to Turkey, and return to Inter, but PSG will appeal, as a club who have a greater chance of winning not only domestic titles, but the Champions League.

A move to Paris is likely to appeal to him on a personal level, as he has his own interests in the city. Earlier this season, Eto'o signed up to become a 'luxury sponsor' of Sporting Club de Paris, the city's most famous Futsal club.

Eto'o also carries the sort of profile which would appeal to PSG, and come on a free transfer, helping the club out in terms of financial fair play and keeping UEFA onside.

That would be even more so, if his arrival would indeed free up the club to sell Edinson Cavani, as has been repeatedly rumoured despite their denials.

Premier League side Manchester United have been linked with a mega deal to sign the Uruguayan, bolstered by a transfer pot aimed at seeing them reclaim England's top trophy.

Eto'o's arrival would increase striking competition at PSG, and provide a replacement for him should United submit an offer in the region of the €80 million likely to be required to convince the French champions to sell at a profit.

Whether United really need Cavani is open to debate, but similar questions were asked about Robin van Persie's arrival. His addition though would certainly be of a blockbuster nature, and send a message out to Europe.

The might just need another deal to take place beforehand, to smooth the way, for PSG certainly won't let him go without a replacement lined up, and Eto'o being on the market presents just that.

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