MILAN (AP) – Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o is interested in returning to Inter Milan on loan during the Russian league's winter break, Italian media reported Thursday.
Eto'o, who left Inter for Anzhi in a ?27 million ($37.17 million) transfer in August, was spotted driving his Ferrari around downtown Milan earlier this week.
The Gazzetta dello Sport reported Eto'o could play nine Serie A matches with Inter in January and February and one Champions League game if it advances from the group stage.
However, Anzhi general director German Chistyakov said on a fan forum website Thursday that ''even in my worst nightmare it is impossible to imagine such a scenario.
''During this period the player, as a total professional, will be preparing for the upcoming, extremely difficult season with Anzhi,'' Chistyakov added.
Eto'o led Inter with 37 goals in all competitions last season, and the Nerazzurri have struggled without him, gaining just four points in their opening five league games this season. Inter has also replaced Gian Piero Gasperini with Claudio Ranieri as manager.