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Berbatov angles for 'dream' move

Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov
Berbatov started Spurs' opening game of the season on the bench

Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov has dropped his clearest hint yet that he sees his future away from the club.

Manchester United have already had a 20.5m bid rejected for Berbatov, 27, and Spurs remain reluctant sellers.

"I'm now in Tottenham but no-one can disagree with me wanting to follow my dream," said the Bulgarian striker.

It is believed he handed in a transfer request last week and he was left on the bench for Spurs' first game of the season on Saturday at Middlesbrough.

Berbatov's agent Emil Dantchev was even more direct in his comments on the player's future.

"We have two more weeks until the end of the transfer window and I think this will be the most important week," he said.

"I read Alex Ferguson's statement that he wants another striker and I hope that this striker is Dimitar Berbatov."

Tottenham paid Bayer Leverkusen 10.9m for Berbatov two years ago and last season he scored 23 goals in 52 appearances.

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With Robbie Keane having already left Tottenham for Liverpool this summer, Spurs will be unwilling to sell another high-profile striker.

But they are already looking at other forwards in case he does leave, although they appear to have cooled their interest in Zenit St Petersburg's Andrei Arshavin.

Zenit claim to have lowered their asking price for the Russian striker to below 20m and need to sell before they can think about buying anyone themselves.

Berbatov is away on international duty for Bulgaria's match with Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday but, despite being team captain, did not face the cameras.


see also
Spurs rule out move for Arshavin
17 Aug 08 |  Tottenham
Liverpool complete Keane transfer
28 Jul 08 |  Liverpool
Tottenham submit Berbatov dossier
21 Jul 08 |  Tottenham
Ferguson 'embarrassed' for Spurs
19 Jul 08 |  Man Utd
Reds legend backs Keane pursuit
17 Jul 08 |  Liverpool
Liverpool face battle for Keane
01 Jul 08 |  Liverpool
Ramos prepares for Berbatov exit
08 May 08 |  Tottenham


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