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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 June, 2005, 14:02 GMT 15:02 UK
Eto'o to stick with Barca
Samuel Eto'o with Barcelona president Joan Laporta
Eto'o has agreed a deal with Barca's president Joan Laporta
Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o is set to sign a double-your-money contract extension next week, keeping him at Spanish champions Barcelona until 2010.

According to Spanish daily newspapers El Pais and El Periodico, the 24-year-old will see his pay rise from US$2.8m to US$ 5.3m.

This follows an agreement Eto'o, whose 25 goals were a decisive factor in Barca's first La Liga success since 1999, made with club president Joan Laporta.

Laporta travelled to Cameroon at the weekend for talks with a player who has been a reputed target for English champions Chelsea.

Chelsea made me a superior offer but money doesn't bring happiness
Samuel Eto'o
Laporta has previously insisted that Barca would not sell the forward for "all the money in the world."

El Pais said the deal had been brokered by Eto'o's agent Jose Maria Messalles to include a multi-million dollar sell-on clause.

"Chelsea made me a superior offer but money doesn't bring happiness. I wanted to stay at this club and the president knew it," Eto'o said.

"My wife was worried that the weather wasn't very good in London, but I have been able to reassure her that everything has been sorted out and we are staying in Barcelona.

"Everything is agreed and now my dream is to win the Champions League."


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