Samuel Eto'o: Former Cameroon manager claims the striker is fuming with Jose Mourinho, while his ex-girlfriend jokes he is really 39 not 32
Mourinho was filmed on camera making joking about the striker's real age
Samuel Eto'o's former manager with the Cameroon national team, Claude Leroy, has claimed the striker is "very angry" with Jose Mourinho, after the Portguese was filmed making an inappropriate remark about the 32-year-old's age, while a former girlfriend of Eto'o's has also waded into the argument, joking that he is really 39.
Mourinho was secretly recorded on video criticising Chelsea's misfiring strikers this season, and the recording was then aired on French TV channel Canal Plus. In total for the Premier League this season, Blues' strikers have only contributed 11 goals.
"The problem with Chelsea is I lack a striker," he said on the recording. "I have Eto'o but he is 32 years old, maybe 35, who knows?"
The Chelsea manager said after the incident that there has been no breakdown in their relationship, but Eto'o's former Cameroon coach Leroy claims that this is not the case, and that the striker is fuming.
Leroy told African TV: "I got him on the phone before coming here and he is very angry.
"Moreover Mourinho went to see him before he looks at the pictures telling him not to believe everything that was being said. And that he said nothing about him. But I can tell you that Samuel did not like it at all."
Anna Barranca, who claims to be a former girlfriend of Eto'o's, has also added to Mourinho's joke, claiming that the Cameroonian is actually 39, not his real 32, or 35 according to the Blues' manager.
"I think Samuel is not 35 he is more 39. Samuel was born in 1974 and so that makes him 39 now," the Italian hairdresser was quoted in The Sun.
"It is very evident Samuel was older than the age he said he was when he first came to Europe."
A Chelsea source, though, refuted these claims in The Sun: "The story is not true. Samuel Eto'o is 32, as stated in his passport."
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