Laporta frustrated by Eto'o
Barcelona president Joan Laporta claims he is having trouble getting in contact with Samuel Eto'o as he seeks to resolve the Cameroon international's future.
Eto'o has only one year left on his existing contract and where he will be plying his trade next season has been the subject of intense speculation over the last few weeks. Barça insist they are keen to keep the prolific hitman and have offered him a two-year deal, but the 28-year-old has also attracted interest from elsewhere, with Laporta revealing last month that Manchester City had made a "stratospheric" contract offer to the player.
There has been no recent news on Eto'o's situation though, and Laporta claims he has not been able to speak to the former Real Mallorca and Real Madrid striker. "I've called him a couple of times, but he hasn't picked up the phone. I don't know if he has changed his number or what," Laporta was quoted as saying on TVE's '59 segundos' programme late last night.
"The situation has saddened me because we've always had a clear and direct relationship. We offered him two years and we're waiting for his answer. I would like to be able to talk to him calmly."