No Inter Officials Have Spoken To Samuel Eto'o - Agent

Inter and Barcelona will not be able to do any deal without first talking to Eto'o himself...
Samuel Eto'o's agent has reacted angrily to reports that the striker could be involved in a swap deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has denied having any contact with Inter.

Jose Maria Mesalles was not amused to read in the Spanish sports press that a deal had been agreed that would see the two strikers swap clubs along with €40 million.

Talks between Barca and Inter were initially planned to try and strike a loan deal for Aliaksandr Hleb, but the subject of Eto'o and Ibrahimovic then arose and ideas were exchanged.

But while the two clubs may not have reached an agreement, just the fact that Eto'o's name was involved has angered Mesalles as he told Ona FM that the Catalan club had no right to use him in a deal.

Inter would have had to also approach Eto'o about a move and his agent is adamant that nobody from the Italian champions has been in touch.

"Absolutely no-one from Inter Milan has made contact with the player to negotiate," he told the radio station.

Eto'o has been given an extra week's holiday by the Blaugrana with many believing that the club were trying to buy more time to seal his transfer away from the club.

Lucas Brown, Goal.com