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Dimitar Berbatov will leave Old Trafford this season, in order to help fund an amazing La Liga raid.
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Reports from Spain are suggesting that Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov will be sold before the end of the season, in order to fund a move for Athletic Bilbao star duo Fernando Llorente and Javi Martinez. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a long-time admirer of the Spanish pair, and has been impressed with their fine form this season.
Athletic Bilbao have largely relied on Llorente’s goals this season, whilst midfielder Javi Martinez has been a consistent performer for the Basque side for a number of seasons. The duo will not come cheap, with Manchester United willing to spend up to £35million on both signatures.
Ferguson’s desire to land both players will mean sacrificing Bulgarian striker Berbatov, who was left out of this weekend’s fixture against Wigan. United will be seeking around £15million for the player, with clubs such as Bayern Munich, Fenerbache and Juventus willing to take him on.
Ferguson has promised some big-name arrivals at Old Trafford in the close season, and this extraordinary move will please many fans.