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Manchester City To Complete €59m Swoop For Samuel Eto'o & Carlos Tevez This Week - Report

According to a report in the British tabloid The Daily Star, Premier League money-men Manchester City will open their chequebook to complete the transfers of unattached Carlos Tevez and Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o this week.

Apparently, the strike duo's arrival at Eastlands will cost the Citizens €58.8 million (£50m) in transfer fees, around €29.4m (£25m) on each player, and much more in wages, if recent rumours are to be believed.

On Sunday, reports suggested that Eto'o may not leave Barca to join City this summer, either because the English club are not willing to meet the €47m price-tag (£40m), or due to the Cameroon international's desire to remain at the Nou Camp seemingly out of protest.

There have also been conflicting reports with regard to how much the 28-year-old will be paid. Earlier on Monday, it was claimed that the striker will not become the best paid player in the world, and will instead receive the same as Robinho, approximately €188,000 a week (£160,000).

However, British tabloid The Sun writes that he will be given €294,000 a week (£250,000), while The Daily Mirror claims he will get closer to €235,000 (£200,000).

Meanwhile, Tevez - who, it has been, said will earn €188,000-a-week (£160,000) - is expected to join City having ruled out staying at Manchester United or moving to Liverpool, and apparently signalled his intention to stay in the area by enrolling his daughter in a local school.

Ricky Brooks, Goal.com