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Tottenham hold out for £30m for Berba…How high should Man Utd go?

The battle for Berbatov looks to be coming to a head as the transfer window is only open for a few more days; and while the Lord of the Ferg clearly only has eyes for Berbatov, Tottenham are holding out for a huge wad of dosh.

The Guardian reports that unless the Lord of the Ferg raises his offer from £20m to £30m, maudlin moper Berbatov will be tossed into the reserves.

The game of brinkmanship between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United over the future of Dimitar Berbatov intensified last night when the London club indicated that they would be willing to consign the striker to the reserves rather than sell him to the Premier League champions for anything less than their £30m valuation of him.

Spurs, having rejected United’s opening £20m bid for the 27-year-old Bulgarian, are awaiting an improved offer but relations between the clubs are strained after Tottenham complained to the Premier League alleging United had inappropriately pursued Berbatov.

The Spurs manager, Juande Ramos, spoke with the striker on Friday and deemed him not “focused enough” to feature against Sunderland on Saturday, with an attitude that would not “be good for the dressing room and the team effort”. (Guardian)

All credit to Tottenham for sticking to their guns, but the horrible truth is that if Ramos is interested in spending any of that dosh, he is going to have to sell soon.