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Can Eto'o be Roma's new Batistuta?

The speculation over the next stop in Samuel Eto'o's career continues to grow with Roma said to be on the prowl and considering a move.

After a tough season at Chelsea, Samuel Eto'o will be a free agent this summer and could head for Serie A side Roma.

Having fallen out badly with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, ex-Inter marksman Eto'o will look forward to heading for Brazil where he will appear in his record-equalling fourth World Cup in a Cameroon shirt.

But before he leaves, Eto'o will want to set the wheels in motion for the next stage of his club career and will be hoping to attract a major European club.

The first sides to express an interest were allegedly Turkish teams Galatasaray and Besiktas, but Monaco are also in the frame and could present a very lucrative contract offer.

However, Monaco have also been strongly linked with AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli and could pass on Eto'o if they succeed in landing Super Mario.

Italian newspaper Leggo ran with the headline: 'Is Eto'o the new Battistuta?' and asks whether the well-travelled striker could be on his way to Roma.

Eto'o is keen to play in the Champions League and Roma will be able to fulfil that requirement, having finished second in Serie A this season.

Roma have been excellent but they are looking to find a reliable goal scorer in the summer and have been linked with another Chelsea man Romelu Lukaku.

The article is comparing Eto'o to Argentine legend Gabriel Batistuta, who signed for Roma at the age of 31 and helped the side to a historic third title.

It is said that Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini is unsure whether or not to make a move, but it could be that Eto'o's wage demands prove to be a problem.

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