Dagestan club want San Siro hero.
Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o will agree to sign for Anzhi Makhachkala this week ion a deal totalling £96.3million.
The transfer saga between the Italian giants and big-spending Russians will end with a £26.3million fee between the clubs.
The 30-year-old will sign a £17.5million-a-season four-year contract making him the best paid player on the planet, pushing the total deal up towards the £100million mark.
The Cameroon international will undergo a medical at a clinic in Rome on Thursday with the official announcement of his signing set for Friday.
Eto’o, the most decorated player in African history having won the Champions League three times, insists the two clubs are thrashing out an agreement.
The four-time African player of the year also won three league titles with Barca and one with Inter while with Cameroon he has twice won the African Cup of Nations.
Anzhi have only had one full season back in the Russian top flight but are owned by Russian billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, who has poured money into the club.
Despite the dangers in Dagestan, where a low-level Islamic insurgency has made the republic very unstable, Anzhi have already managed to attract the likes of Roberto Carlos and Yuri Zhirkov.
They play their home matches in Makhachkala but the players live and train in Moscow for security reasons.