Arsenal have been linked with a surprise move for Samuel Eto'o, who is available on a free transfer this summer.
The Mirror report Eto'o is motivated to prove Jose Mourinho wrong, who not only released him but mocked him as being past it, along with criticising Chelsea's striker group last season as a whole.
Eto'o scored against Arsenal last season, in the 6-0 win at The Emirates, and also bagged a hat-trick against Manchester United.
In recent days he has been linked as a free agent with signing for PSG, as well as making a switch to Turkey, Italy and even China.
The Mirror write of the 33-year-old: "There is only one club in his mind and that is Arsenal," with a desire t stay in London as much a factor as socking it to Jose Mourinho.
The Cameroon international has been linked to Arsenal on and off over the years, and could provide a useful short term back-up for Olivier Giroud, but his high wage demands are likely to be a sticking point.
Last season Eto'o scored every 145 minutes, bettering Giroud's 192 minutes per Premier League goal, and netted with narrowly more of his total shots on goal
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Here is a look at how Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter:
Samuel Eto'o wants to join Arsenal this summer to prove Mourinho wrong. I wouldn't mind having him at Arsenal. #AFC— The Gooner Boys. (@GoonerBoys_) May 28, 2014
Etoo wants over 100K at arsenal apparently... Lol he can do1 :P #AFC— ρατel (@u_patel_2000) May 28, 2014
Only obstacle with Arsenal signing Eto'o is his wage....... #afc— North Bank Gooner (@GoonerWillAFC) May 28, 2014
Eto'o joining would be good, because we really need a new 4th choice striker #afc— Gary Peat (@_GaryPeat) May 28, 2014
I would take Eto'o at Arsenal just to wind up the Chelsea fans by saying he has jumped ship to a club that wins trophies.— Monsieur Polite (@AudaciousStunt) May 28, 2014
Eto'o signing for arsenal and scoring against Chelsea then limping infront of Jose would be the moment of next season already— Nooh Abdi (@Nabdi28) May 28, 2014
And here's a look at how Chelsea fans reacted:
If Eto'o really is older than 33..... He certainly plays like it #CFC— Harry (@Harry_Hazard) May 28, 2014