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Ibrahimovic and Eto'o Swap Closer to Reality
Reuters, July 24th, 2009 3:02PM



The blockbuster striker-swap between Barcelona and Inter Milan came closer to completion on Friday after Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who would head to Barcelona for Samuel Eto'o plus cash, agreed to terms with the Spanish club.

"There are agreements in principle with the player and with Inter and the documents are being drawn up," Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain told the club's TV channel. "The club is working hard to finalize the agreements as soon as possible to be able to present him (Ibrahimovic) as soon as possible. It could be Monday."

Eto'o's agent said on Thursday the Cameroon international had agreed personal terms with Inter, while Ibrahimovic left the Serie A club's squad on tour in the United States and returned to Europe. Spanish media have reported that Barca are paying Inter 40 million euros ($56.8 million) and midfielder Aleksandr Hleb could move to Inter on loan as part of the deal.


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