Eto'o greed for more puts a question mark on his move to City

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London, June 30 (ANI): Cameroon's star striker Samuel Eto'o's greed for more than 250,000 pound a week has put a question mark on his 25 million pound move to Manchester City. The deal is in danger of collapsing.

The Cameroon footballer is set to become the highest-paid player in the world by pocketing 250,000 pound a week for the next four years if he joins City.

But he is demanding a 12.5 million pound signing-on fee and that could scupper the deal at the last minute.

Eto'o's agent Josep Maria Mesalles said: "If there is not a 180-degree turnaround, then he will stay with Barcelona."

Catalan giants Barca were ready to let their star striker go for a cut-price fee because he only has one year left on his contract, The Sun reports.

President Joan Laporta appeared resigned to losing Eto'o on Sunday when he revealed that the hit man has a stratospheric offer from City.

Eto'o believes he is entitled to pocket the extra cash because of the way Barcelona seem to be driving him out of the Nou Camp.

Eto'o is not prepared to miss out on the huge signing-on fee he could expect if he saw out his contract and signed for a club of his choosing next year, and is therefore, asking for that money now.

It is unclear whether that cash would come out of the fee City cough up or whether the Arab owners of the Eastlands club will be forced to shell out more money.

Meanwhile, City's Brazilian star Elano is demanding showdown talks with boss Mark Hughes when he returns from holiday after Confederations Cup duty. And it is almost certain they will end with the 28-year-old being told he can go, with Inter Milan keen on signing him. (ANI)

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