The Russian’s reportedly want to make Rooney the highest paid player in the world and have designs of pairing him up front with current top earner Samuel Eto’o – who picks up £350,000 a week.
Bankrolled by billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, the club have been known to flex their financial muscle and team director Roberto Carlos says they won’t be afraid to make an approach for the England international.
“Why not?,” Carlos said. “He’s one of the best players in the world and any team would be happy to have him in their squad. He’s still a very young player.
“Of course, I could not say when and if it will happen. It’s not only Anzhi who want to buy him. There are plenty of teams in Italy and Spain, all over the world, eager to have a player like Rooney.
“If the owner has a wish to buy somebody, he will go and do it. But we are trying to change the image of the club. It is not just about money.”