‘Berba’ had appeared set for a dramatic move back to the Lane this month.
Unsettled Fulham front man Dimitar Berbatov is now set to move to mega-rich Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco rather than re-joining London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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Rumours had been rife on Thursday linking the mercurial Bulgaria international with a stunning return to White Hart Lane before the January transfer window closed at 11pm on Friday night.
However, that move is not now taking place, with Berbatov instead set to move to the South of France this month as the Cottagers’ recently appointed head coach Rene Meulensteen looks to overhaul the west London club’s first-team squad for the second half of this season.
Berbatov, 33, has been at Craven Cottage now since August 2012 when the attacker arrived at the club from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
And in the intervening period, the Bulgarian has managed to find the back of the net on 20 occasions in total in his 53 matches in all competitions for the club, including 19 strikes in his 50 league outings for Fulham.
Meanwhile, in this campaign Berbatov has registered four goals and two assists in his 18 Premier League contests for the west Londoners.
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