According to these sources Sir Alex is about to set a new Manchester United transfer record by landing this Tottenham star by the end of the week!
Manchester United, whose chief executive, David Gill, has returned from holiday to take care of transfer business, were informed that they need to bid closer to £30m to sign the Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov.
An initial inquiry of £20m is understood to have been rebuffed. And although Spurs said they would not lower their valuation of £30m, a compromise may well be about to be reached of around £28m which would include a number of add-ons. (The Independent)
Spurs are on the hunt for a new striker with Berbatov set to move to United in a £28million deal (Daily Mail)
Manchester United are moving closer to bringing Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov to Old Trafford. While United have distanced themselves from reports claiming the clubs have agreed a £28 million fee for the Bulgarian, the parties are closing in on a deal for Berbatov.
While United are said to be unwilling to pay more than £25m, any potential deal could rival the £29.1m United paid Leeds for their record-signing Rio Ferdinand, in 2002. (Daily Telegraph)
The signs are all pointing to a very imminent deal between the two clubs for the impressive Bulgarian. Obviously there is a fair bit of haggling to do but both parties want the deal ironed out before pre-season friendlies get into full swing. Most reports suggest that the final figure will indeed break United’s previous transfer record and a move of such size will surely make up for the potential loss of traitorous Ronaldo! Are Man United fans confident that Berbatov can live up to such a large fee and will Spurs fans miss their former idol?