REAL MOVING CLOSER TO ETO'O DEAL
By Jonny Owen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Eto'o has had a good season on loan with Mallorca, and they now want to make the move permanent.
The Cameroon international is surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeau, and Madrid will sell him should they receive the right offer.
There has been some interest from France and England for Eto'o, but he wants to sign for the side where he spent the last season.
When asked about the interest of the Champions, Novo replied: "Any player would be happy to wear the Real Madrid shirt, but I don't know anything about it."
Novo made his debut a year ago in Madrid, and has since formed a formidable midfield with Biagini.
However, his skilful style, and excellent distribution has now caught the eye of Real and it looks more and more likely that he will make the move in the summer, even though he remains adamant he knows nothing about it.
"Seriously, I do not know anything about a possible move. The only thing I can say is that last December I extended my contract with Mallorca until June 2004.
"I am happy here and will never forget that Mallorca gave me the chance to play in La Primera. Whatever happens, I will continue giving my all."