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Report: Barcelona's Eto'o To Hold Key Inter Meeting

Report: Barcelona's Eto'o To Hold Key Inter Meeting

Barcelona and Inter could be able to exchange players this week.

Samuel Eto'o is expected to agree a deal with Inter on Monday that will allow Italian club to conclude a deal with Barcelona that sees Zlatan Ibrahimovic head to the Camp Nou.

The Cameroonian striker and his agent, Jose Maria Mesalles, are due to meet with the Serie A outfit's sporting director Marco Branca in the Catalan capital to discuss the move, Sport and El Mundo Deportivo report.

Barca struck an agreement with Inter before the weekend for an exchange of forwards, but Eto'o made it clear that there could be no agreement until he decided if he wanted to move.

Disgruntled at the way the Blaugrana have behaved, the former Real Madrid and Real Mallorca goalscorer is keen to ensure that he wants to make the switch before making a final decision.

Though Barca president Joan Laporta has announced that Ibrahimovic will make the move to Barcelona whether Eto'o stays or goes, that statement would be sorely tested if the player, who has scored in two European Cup finals for the club, chooses to remain at the Camp Nou.

However, Mesalles is confident that a deal can be done and believes that the fact that Inter are Italian champions and are seeds in the Champions League are key aspects.

Manchester City's lack of European football went against them, despite the Premier League club's ability to offer the player higher wages than Inter.

Eto'o is not due back for pre-season training at Barcelona until next Monday, but he is jetting in from Paris to attend the meeting as he likes to be involved face-to-face.

If a deal is agreed, then while Eto'o could join up with Inter in the United States, and Ibrahimovic could be part of Pep Guardiola's squad for the Wembley Cup in London this week.

Lucas Brown, Goal.com

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