Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have emerged as the latest superstars to become targeted by Russian side, Anzhi Makhachkala.
The big-spending Russians, owned by billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, shocked the football community by completing the signature of Samuel Eto’o and making him the world’s highest-paid footballer, earning a suspected £300,000-a-week.
Gerrard and Lampard, 31 and 33 years-old respectively, are both playing smaller parts in their clubs in recent days, as well as on a national scale with a host of youngsters making their names in English football.
The England midfielders are expected to be offered two-year deals that would see them net £13m-a-year, and would present the allure of sizeable pension funds before they retire.
Anzhi have already been criticized by pundits and players alike for their spending habits but don’t look set to cease tempting players any time soon.