Old Trafford sharp shooter on his way to Serie A?
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JUVENTUS and Genoa want to lure fed-up striker Dimitar Berbatov away from Manchester United.
The Italian clubs have spoken to Berba’s agent as the Bulgarian grows increasingly frustrated at being sat on the bench in favour of Javier Hernandez.
Despite being United’s 20-goal top scorer, Berbatov was an unused sub in Tuesday’s Champions League win over Marseille as Little Pea scored twice.
Boss Alex Ferguson spotted his sulk and was caught on camera nudging No 2 Mike Phelan and pointing and laughing.
Berbatov, 30, cost United a club record £30.75million when he signed from Spurs in 2008.
His contract runs out in summer 2012 and Genoa are ready to pay £9m.
SOURCE: The Sun
Not sure how much, if any, truth there is to this story. The fact that Manchester United are about to offer the Premier League topscorer a brand spanking new deal may well prove that he is very much an important player that Sir Alex Ferguson does not want to sell.
Whilst it’s true that Dimitar Berbatov has not looked too happy whilst bench warming in recent weeks the Bulgarian international will know that in a long hard season where Man United are fighting on multiple fronts there will be spells where he is rested but he is nonetheless having his most successful season of his career to date.
Also the idea that Genoa, a mid table Serie A outfit, would a) be a club Berbatov would consider joining and b) would deem £9m a fair fee is pretty ludicrous.
Sir Alex Ferguson will have been pleased with the form shown by youngster Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney has shown some improvement of late, and as a pairing the England international and the Mexican work well together. Michael Owen though seems unlikely to be offered a new contract in the summer and his place in the squad may well be taken by Danny Welbeck as he returns from a season long loan at Sunderland.