SIR Elton John has reportedly been offered a multi-million dollar (pound) pay cheque to play an hour-long gig for a female Russian mogul.
The British singer is set to receive $5.2 million (GBP2.6 million) to perform at the launch of the tycoon's new hotel in Moscow, Russia, later this year (08).
If the star accepts the deal, he will set a record for the highest fee ever paid to a single artist
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Initially Elton turned (it) down because he's so busy. But when the offer crossed the GBP2 million barrier it was too much to refuse, even for someone of his means. And let's be honest, GBP2.6 million buys a hell of a lot of flowers.
"He's on the verge of saying yes."
Sir John, 61, pocketed $3 million (GBP1.5 million) when he performed at a private gig in 2001.