Jose Mourinho hints at Samuel Eto'o stay

Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o celebrates after completing his hat-trick against Man United during their Premier League match on January 19, 2014
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Jose Mourinho says that Samuel Eto'o could extend his stay with Chelsea beyond the end of the campaign.

Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out the possibility of Samuel Eto'o remaining a Chelsea player beyond the end of the current season.

The Cameroon forward signed a one-year contract at Stamford Bridge during the summer and has recently been linked with a return to his former club Real Mallorca.

However, when asked if the 32-year-old was certain depart, Mourinho replied: "Of course not. He's a big player, even if he doesn't score 25 goals, because his contribution to the team is very high. We are happy.

"He plays for titles. He decided to come here to the Premier League, to Chelsea, so Samuel is enjoying his career until the end. We'll see what he wants to do at the end of the season.

"Maybe he wants to go to Real Mallorca, as he promised his son. Maybe he wants to stay with us, or go and finish his career at Inter. He doesn't need titles, he doesn't need money."

Eto'o has scored eight goals for the Blues this term.

Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 23, 2013
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