Now it appears that both Manchester City and United are vying for the Bulgarian’s signature as Juande Ramos plots yet more White Hart Lane spending!
CITY have made a dramatic 11th hour bid for United’s number one target Dimitar Berbatov.
The Reds have been locked in transfer talks over the signing of Tottenham’s Bulgarian star all summer but City, who are on the brink of being taken over by an Abu Dhabi investment group, are attempting a cheeky deadline-day swoop.
The cash-rich Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment have reached an agreement to buy City, and their first instruction to the Blues is to try to lure Berbatov for a reputed £28m.
The Blues may try to use Martin Petrov to persuade his international team-mate to come to the club.
The audacious move is bound to rile United, even if Berbatov goes to Old Trafford as expected. (Manchester Evening News)
No doubt Spurs fans will just hope that either team forks out the cash so they can rid the club of this disruptive influence. However, a move to Eastlands would only occur if Manchester United pulled out of the race – and would the Bulgarian join a team who would not realistically offer him Champions League football for a couple of years at least? If Daniel Levy was feeling particularly nasty he could of course decide to take a smaller offer from City in order to prove a point and punish Sir Alex for his blatant tapping up! Do Spurs fans think Berba’s move is a done deal?