Russian side Anzhi in talks for Inter’s Eto’o

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Updated: August 9, 2011

According to reports in the Italian press, Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are in talks with Inter Milan over a possible transfer of Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto’o.

Anzhi, owned by Russian billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, have reportedly made a 30-million-euro bid for the former African footballer of the year and are prepared to pay him 60 million euro’s net over three years.

La Gazzetta dello Sport said Anzhi had sent a four-man delegation which included former Real Madrid striker Pedrag Mijatovic to Milan to thrash out a deal and quote Inter technical director Marco Branca sa saying “It was an informal meeting. We listened to their proposal but as we’re talking about an important player it’s not a transfer that can be completed in one afternoon. We’ll meet again,”

Anzhi are based in the capital of the restless Russian Republic of Dagestan the club are backed by businessman and philanthropist Kerimov who has already managed to attract other star names to the club since buying it in January.

Former Brazil and Real Madrid left-back Roberto Carlos is the club captain while Chelsea star Yuri Zhirkov joined the club in the summer from Chelsea.

The sale of Eto’o would free up Inter funds for a bid for Manchester City’s unsettled Argentina forward Carlos Tevez.

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