Tuesday January 20 2015
Everton block Eto'o to Samp

Everton are irritated at Sampdoria’s very public deal with Samuel Eto’o and insist “there is nothing imminent.”

The Blucerchiati have repeatedly told media over the last few days that a deal has been struck with Eto’o and he will join as soon as he has sorted out his contract with Everton.

However, the Toffees made clear today they are not to be considered a mere inconvenience to the Cameroon international’s next career step.

“The Samuel Eto’o situation is something that we’re going to make sure that the next two weeks is a period of reflection and see what’s the next move in that respect,” manager Roberto Martinez told Everton TV.

“[By the end of the window] we’ll find out one way or another if Samuel is part of Everton going forward or not and we’ll announce it [if there's anything to say].”

Sampdoria have certainly not been shy in declaring it a done deal, as yesterday director of sport Carlo Osti told Telenord that “Eto’o should be in Genoa on Tuesday.”

Over the weekend President Massimo Ferrero told reporters: “Eto’o will arrive and he will score many goals. The Everton President will soon give us the all-clear.”

On Sunday Osti also spoke about the negotiations in the past tense, noting “it has been a great operation on the transfer market.

“We have an agreement with him and now are just waiting for him to free himself from Everton.”

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