QPR defender Chris Samba set to rejoin Anzhi Makhachkala

Christopher Samba is to make a shock return to mega-rich Russians Anzhi Makhachkala from QPR.

And Rangers are set to recoup the £12million they paid for him six months ago.

Defender Samba, on £100,000 a week, is the first big name to leave QPR after they finished bottom of the Premier League last season.

Striker Loic Remy, midfielder Joey Barton and keeper Julio Cesar are also likely to be on their way as boss Harry Redknapp looks to reduce his wage bill.