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Eto'o reveals PSG talks

Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o has revealed he held talks with Paris Saint-Germain in the summer over a possible transfer.

• Blog: PSG go top

Eto'o, 31, is currently plying his trade in Russia after joining the mega-rich Anzhi last summer from Inter Milan in a deal believed to make him the world's highest-paid player.

And the Cameroon international has now admitted he came close to joining one of the world's other big-money clubs, in the shape of PSG.

Eto'o confirmed the two parties held negotiations recently adding, however, that the French side decided to opt for the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic instead.

"PSG is a great team with a great coach but it did not happen," he told Canal Football Club radio show. "They took a very great player creating good things for them instead (Ibrahimovic)."

Also present on the radio show was PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti, who confirmed that talks did infact take place between Eto'o and the club.

"I do not speak with players directly," he said. "Leonardo (PSG director of football) did these things. Eto'o is the friend of Leo. I think they spoke many times."

Despite the talks with PSG, the former Barcelona man insists he is enjoying life in Russia with Anzhi, while he is also focusing on doing well for his country after making a recent return from the international wilderness.

"I continue with Anzhi," he said. "A return in the coming months in a club in the West is unthinkable.

"I'll also continue with Cameroon. I was asked to come back, I did not choose. Hopefully we'll qualify for the next World Cup.

While ruling out a move back to the west for the mean time, the striker is not placing any further limitations on the rest of his playing career.

"Stop in six months? It is a fantasy," he said. "As long as I continue to have fun, I will play.

"I started for the money. Nowadays, it is not a question of money because they pay me well."

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