Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala prepared to spend £100m on four-year deal for Inter's Samuel Eto'o

An astronomical spend is being considered by the cash-backed club as they join the expensive race for Cameroon striker, who remains a target for Manchester City
By Italy

Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are ready to offer Inter £31 million (€35m) for Samuel Eto'o, offering the player a four-year deal worth £17.5m (€20m) per annum in a spending spree that will cost them £100 million (€115m) in total, Italy understands.

Inter are reportedly trying to offload some of their highest earners this summer and Eto'o is being eyed by Anzhi, who are looking to flex their financial muscle.

Last week, revealed how Manchester City and Inter were studying ways to work a deal for the striker. has now learned negotiators for the Russian outfit are expected in Milan on Tuesday night to make their offer directly to Inter president Massimo Moratti as they join the race for the Cameroon star.

No expenses will be spared as the first offer will be worth £31m to the Italian club, in an attempt from the Russians to convince Moratti to part company with the man he signed from Barcelona in 2009.

The player will be enticed with a four-year contract offer which pays £17.5m a year, more than double his current £7m (€8m) terms at San Siro.

Part of the income will then be used to spend on Genoa's Juraj Kucka, who coach Gian Piero Gasperini wants in his midfield.

Kucka had been booked in by Inter as a target for next summer, but director Marco Branca is now working on a deal to bring him during this summer's transfer window.