Inter & Anzhi Makhachkala reach verbal agreement over the sale of Samuel Eto'o - report

The long-running transfer saga looks close to its finale with the two clubs coming to a verbal agreement for the sale of the 30-year-old striker
Inter and Anzhi Makhachkala have reached a verbal agreement over the transfer of Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o, according to Sky Sport24.

The two clubs have been in negotiations over the transfer fee for Eto'o's services for much of the last week.

Inter were reported to be looking for €28 million with Anzhi refusing to budge from their offer of €25m. However, an agreement has now reportedly been reached with the final transfer figure yet to be confirmed.

The former Barcelona man has already agreed personal terms with the ambitious Russian club and is expected to earn €20m per annum on a three-year contract.

Eto'o, 30, moved to San Siro in 2009 as part of the deal which took Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Barcelona and has been a stand-out performer for the 2009-10 Champions League winners.

The Cameroon striker was Inter's top scorer last season, netting a total of 37 goals in all competitions, and helping the Milan club win the Coppa Italia.