Anzhi Makhachkala set to offer Ashley Cole £200k a week

Updated: Oct 11, 2011, 17:43 PM IST

London: Russian mega-spenders Anzhi Makhachkala are ready to offer 30-year-old Chelsea star Ashley Cole 200,000 pounds a week.

Anzhi, backed by billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov, have already handed Samuel Eto``o a monster 350,000-pounds-a-week deal.

Now Cole, whose Chelsea contract runs out at the end of next season, has emerged as their latest target, The Sun reports.

The cash and the prospect of a four-year contract will sorely tempt the England defender.

Anzhi``s player-coach Roberto Carlos has recommended Cole as his successor at left back.

The Brazil legend, 38, was the first star to join Kerimov``s revolution but will retire at the end of the season.