Fulham make late move for Man Utd striker Berbatov

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov could be set to remain in the Premier League after Fulham made a late move for the player who had seemed bound for Italy and Serie A, with Juventus and Fiorentina the interested parties, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Berbatov played under Jol at Tottenham Hotspur before his September 2008 move to Old Trafford for a club record fee of just over £30m. But following the arrivals of Javier Hernandez and, this season, Robin van Persie, and the emergence of Danny Welbeck, Berbatov has found himself as fifth choice at the club, behind also Wayne Rooney. The Bulgarian has been told by Sir Alex Ferguson that he can leave before the end of the transfer window.

Fiorentina had agreed a £3m fee with United for Berbatov but Berbatov has put a hold on the move after interest from Juventus and Fulham was confirmed. While Fulham would be unable to match Berbatov’s wages at Manchester United, the Telegraph claims the same is true of both Italian sides, and Fulham have money to spend following the sale of Moussa Dembele to Tottenham earlier this week.

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