Found December 29, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
According to reports from Mundo Deportivo , Barcelona star Lionel Messi turned down a transfer move to Russian giants Anzhi Makhachkala after the Russian giants offered a €250 million bid. The Argentine captain was reportedly offered a 560,000 euro-a-week, five year contract but quickly dismissed the advances from the Russian club. The 25-year-old would have earned €30 million per year after tax, which would have made him the highest-paid player in the world. However, Anzhi's marketing consultant German Tkachenko quelled the report, insisting that the mega-rich club have other future sporting goals. "There isn't a shred of truth in it," Tkachenko told Russia newspaper Sport-Express . "Asking a question about this, let alone writing about it, shows a lack of understanding of how Anzhi's sporting model is designed and what its principles and priorities are." Former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o, who played with Messi at the Camp Nou, transferre...

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