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 By Ian Holyman

Antalyaspor's Samuel Eto'o 'can't say no' to Marseille move

Samuel Eto'o celebrates after scoring a goal for Antalyaspor.
Samuel Eto'o is in his second season with Turkish side Antalyaspor.

Samuel Eto'o has opened the door to a potential move to Marseille, but has said his wife will have the final say.

Eto'o, 35, is currently with Turkish club Antalyaspor, the 11th senior club of his 19-year career that has also seen him ply his trade in Spain, Italy, England and Russia.

The former Cameroon international told TF1 he could be tempted to join Frank McCourt's ambitious project at Marseille, if Mrs. Eto'o agrees. 

"We'll see, I can't say 'no.' But I have to ask the question to my wife," Eto'o said on Telefoot. "She's the boss."

Should the former Chelsea and Everton striker make the switch to the Stade Velodrome, he could form a high-profile front pair with Bafetimbi Gomis.

Gomis, 31, joined OM on loan from Swansea City last summer, and has scored a respectable seven goals in 15 league outings this term for his new club.

However, though he found the net in OM's 3-0 home win over Nancy on Sunday, he received a lukewarm reception from his own team's fans after comments he made following his club's goalless draw with Saint-Etienne in midweek.

Gomis came through the ranks at Saint-Etienne, playing there for eight years before joining arch-rivals Lyon in 2009.

He admitted following Wednesday's match he remained a supporter of his first club, a statement some OM supporters did not take kindly to.

Gomis told L'Equipe he now intends to clear the air.

"I have asked to meet the supporters' clubs to talk about this misunderstanding. I want to wash my dirty linen in the family. I think my words about the club where I first played have been badly interpreted," he said.

"I accept being whistled at and I'm proud to play for OM and to be its captain."

He added: "Marseille fans are demanding fans, but I need that to progress. If you don't like pressure, you don't come here. I've got quite a few goals still to score here."

Ian is ESPN's French football correspondent. Twitter: @ian_holyman

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