Laporta leaves door open on Eto'o future

MADRID - Barcelona president Joan Laporta left the door open on Samuel Eto'o's future at the club on Wednesday as media reports linked him with a move away from the Nou Camp.

"The football market is very dynamic and there might be a surprise because he is a much-coveted player," Laporta was quoted a saying on their website.

"It is our responsibility to ensure the club functions well at all levels. We would like him to continue, he has a contract."

The Cameroon international, who is tied until 2010, scored 30 goals in the Primera Liga and netted the opener for Barca in their Champions League final victory over Manchester United. Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have all been linked with the striker's signature in the past. BARCELONA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews section for more stuff to read: Q&A Samuel Eto'o, Cesc Fabregas Web Exclusives Cesc Fabregas, Gary Lineker One on One Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry, Ronaldo Perfect XI Gheorghe Hagi, Hristo Stoichkov, Ronald Koeman Plus! Rate Barca players (and others) on Talentspotter