London, Jan 8 (ANI): Patrick Vieira has been offered 10 million pounds to play for Manchester City over the next 18 months.
The French star, 33, is finalising his move from Inter Milan to Eastlands. But the 130,000 pound-a-week pay package has stunned his Italian club.
"There are players in the world paid more but they are still in their prime. He's getting an amazing deal for someone of his age who was not going to get in the Inter team. But it shows money does not matter to City," The Sun quoted an Inter source, as saying.
Vieira, who will be picking up 20,000 pound-a-week more than England midfielder Gareth Barry, was in Manchester on Thursday for a medical test.
He hopes the switch to City will him help force his way into France's World Cup squad.
Vieira has received support from Arsene Wenger for his return to the Premier League, although his former boss at Arsenal did not move for him because he wanted to stick with younger players.
Inter boss Mourinho has given Vieira only seven Serie A starts this season but is sad to see him go.
"As a man and a coach, I'm not happy because he is a fantastic man and a great player. But I could say I'm happy because he's happy," Mourinho said. (ANI)