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United Bid For Berbatov

United, according to reports, are stepping up their interest for Dimitar Berbatov: we have reportedly tabled an offer of Ł20m for the Bulgarian striker.

United were linked with Berbatov several times and it is believed the player desires the move because the lure of Champions League football is too strong. Fergie is an admirer of Berbatov, that's no secret as he tried to sign him two years ago when he was still at Bayer Leverkusen.

According to the press, Berbatov cleared his locker at Spurs at the end of the season and haven't even expected to have to return for pre-season training. But the club is prepared to let him: Juande Ramos had admitted that he had no power to keep Berbatov as he's desperate to go.

Looks like Berbatov will be our major signing of the summer - more news to follow, if there will be any.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 12 2008

Time: 9:18AM

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20m is perfect but if Spurs want more i DONT think we should sign him.
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12/07/2008 10:00:00

get him and huntelaar and they will be perfect 4 united
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12/07/2008 12:19:00

i thought the possibilty of signign him had gone so set sights onm huntelaar, but this news....if true, is very appealing. you gotta say the signign of berbativ would go a long way to boosting the morale of fans. but for now it is just specualtion.....
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12/07/2008 12:52:00

say there is a good chance he will be playing for u lot next season......but 20mil???? whiskey nose is having a will take 10-12 mil on top of that....the club have publically stated what it would take....spurs are not short of cash and dont need to sell.....if ronaldo is worth 70mil...then 20mil for berba is a joke.
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12/07/2008 14:10:00

barry and bentley being punted around for 15-18mil....u lot do the math for berba, in that case!
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12/07/2008 14:12:00

lilly, i dont think anyone thinsk 20 million will be final. i would expect 25-27 million. but not over 30, lest we forget he IS 27 years old and anything above 30 million would be silly. dont get greedy lillywhites!!!
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12/07/2008 14:51:00

Maybe above 30m would be a little silly but without offering CL football we wouldn't be able to adequately replace him for much less then that so he's worth 30m for us. If you want him you'll have to stump up the cash simple as. That 25m-27m would probably force a deal but press speculation is United see that as too much also
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12/07/2008 19:15:00

Wouldn't mind him going tbh. I'd much rather watch people giving 110% playing for the team, especially as we probably won't have too much trouble sticking the ball in the back of the net with Bent and Keane fed by Modric, GDS (and possibly Bently)
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12/07/2008 19:18:00

Gotta say as a spurs fan I'd be sorry to lose him even though he's been sulking since he was denied a move last year...when he tries he's as good as any striker in the world -I've seen a poll on another site where Manu fans place Hunterlaar or Benzama above him, what a joke they're unproven in the prem- Berba has done it there and at international and his pen against Chelsea was different class in the cc...if you take him we'd have to try and get someone like Huntelaar and take a punt...20m no way but I think you'd get him 25-27. Just wish he wanted to play for us.
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12/07/2008 19:56:00

that's it buy success! it'll never work :-)
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12/07/2008 20:30:00

wow, that's funny coming from merlin.
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12/07/2008 20:49:00

merlin how are you ever going to talk?
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12/07/2008 21:13:00

i suspect it was written with a bit of sarcasm rig!
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13/07/2008 15:21:00

Dont like berb too huffy and last season was crap! get huntelaar and benzema
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13/07/2008 22:07:00

how was he crap last season. the whole spurs team were crap last season and if anythig him, woodgate and keane were their only decent performers. i will be so pleased if we coudl land him.
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14/07/2008 11:53:00

Must be a special player to score 23 goals and get 12 assists whilst playing crap in a mediocre team also playing crap
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14/07/2008 12:01:00

exactly phartman87
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14/07/2008 14:20:00

Berbatov is the best striker in the EPL and United will do well to get him, however, the tactic of "we'll offer Spurs 20m and wait for them to crack" won't work. Tottenham have demanded a minimum of 30m or he stays at WHL. Offering 20m and saying that you'll go to 25m and acting like your doing Tottenham a favour isn't smart, nor will it get you the player. He would look fantastic in a United shirt and will make a lot of United fans see how ordinary Rooney is in comparison
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15/07/2008 04:04:00

and in a team who had over 100 premiership goals scored at their ground
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15/07/2008 04:11:00

Woah woah woah there ExiL, you excitable little fool. Berbatov will not REPLACE Wayne Rooney.....never in a thousand years. The guys good and as you say will look good in a Utd shirt, but Wayne Rooney he isnt. He diesnt even desefve to be put in the same category as Tevez IMO, they are very different players. I would love him to come, but 30 million is too much and unliek you I think Spurs will agree on a fee closer to 25 million or even "20 million with add-ons. Otherwise, if we are lookign to spend that sort of money, why not test the water with a mover for Benzema?
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15/07/2008 15:55:00

18 million for Carrick now seems a bit of a steal, considering he has been pivotal in getting us 2 Premier Leagues, a Champions League and a place in an FA Cup Final. He has all but repaid his price tag right there, and I'm hopeful SAF can do the same with Berbatov, as contrary to rival fans who suck on the every milking tet of Le' Arsene Wenger....SAF is pretty handy in the transfer market too, differecene is he isnt afraid to spend a bit of money and take a risk or two. Just look at Chelsea and Madrid, money doesnt nessecarily mean you get the best players, it takes a special telent to find the likes of Anderson and Nani in this game.
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15/07/2008 16:00:00

+Evra +Vidic +Ronaldo +Stam +Keane +Cantona +RVN....the list is endless.
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15/07/2008 16:03:00

Rooney is an over rated little pikey.End of.
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15/07/2008 17:55:00

"excitable little fool",what a pompous**** you are.
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15/07/2008 18:51:00

haha ive been called worse coxinthebox!!!
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15/07/2008 22:38:00


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