The Daily Star Sunday says Russian sources have revealed that Anzhi are prepared to pay £250,000-a-week AFTER tax.
But that wouldn’t make the central defender the highest-paid player at the Dagestan club.
Anzhi are eyeing Serbian Vidic as a target for next year.
Juventus were also linked with Vidic but the Italian club have distanced themselves from any move.
But it is understood that there is a lot more substance to the interest from Russia.