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Rumour: Tottenham and Fulham mull Dimitar Berbatov-Lewis Holtby swap deal

Modified 31 Jan 2014, 14:59 IST
Dimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov

Reports suggest that the agent of Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov has stationed himself in London, in order to secure a move back to Tottenham Hotspur.

The 33-year old is keen on a move back to White Hart Lane, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy also interested in securing his services, although interest from Beskitas to take the striker to Turkey is also there.

Tottenham mid-fielder Lewis Holtby is set to move to Craven Cottage on loan for the rest of the season, and the Bulgarian is hoping that the arrival of Holtby will help push his transfer in the opposite direction.

Emil Danchev, the agent of Berbatov has insisted that his client would like to move out of Fulham during this window.

Although Berbatov’s preference remains to stay in London at least till the end of the season, but a lucrative offer from Besiktas could tempt him.

Danchev is in London trying to broker a deal for the 33-year old, who has only 5 months left on his £80,000-a-week contract, which Levy is prepared to take over for the remainder of the season. Besiktas on the other hand could offer more long-term assurances.

Konstantinos Mitroglou is Fulham’s top target to replace Berbatov, whose signing they hope to secure before giving the green signal on the departure of Berbatov. Ajax’s Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Kaiserlautern’s Simon Zoller are seen as back-up options.

Berbatov enjoyed two brilliant seasons at Tottenham from 2006 before leaving under a cloud to join Manchester United for £30.75?million, but that no longer seems to be a problem for Levy.

Published 31 Jan 2014, 14:59 IST
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