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No Silvaware But Berbatov On His Way

Manchester United have put in a bid for David Silva of Valencia but the Spanish club rejected it, according to the players' agent.

The representative stated that Silva was happy in Spain and if he were to leave Valencia which he won't then he would consider only Real Madrid and Barcelona. Case closed I think though it would have been fantastic to sign him. Maybe next year when Ronaldo leaves for Madrid...

Now, the better news is that Dimitar Berbatov is apparently on his way. Press reports claim he told Spurs teammates he would join United by the end of the week and it's been said that the two clubs are very close to agreeing a fee which would be around Ł28m.

Spurs' initial demand, of course, was much higher while our first bid was much lower... now it looks like a good deal for all parties concerned. Hopefully he'll really be a United player by the end of the week though I'm highly doubtful about this one. The way our transfers usually go (last season's lightning raid for Nani and Anderson was the exception that proved the rule) I'll be happy if it's completed in two weeks' time. And if completed at all.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 13 2008

Time: 5:23AM

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REALLY hoping now that deal goes through as the Huntelaar deal is looking unlikely
same here IF we get berbatov we say hello treble :D
Not sure if Berbatov will move, would certainly be a great signing for Utd.
I just want to see a new striker at the start of the season and I could really care less who it was!
^ Dont say that ForeverUnited, otherwise Tosswink will come on here shouting Dong's name!
I'm afraid it isn't that easy u4l, i'm afraid our Dong's at the Olympics and thus won't make the start of the season! (he has scored at least one goal though...)
Hope u get BerbaSNOB!!!! i think he's a stuck up **** lol!! top player don't get me wrong but very poor team man, U already have that problem with ronaldo???? give us 30m and u can having and i'll be laughing all the way to the bank.....
well a new BOUGHT striker I meant. Dong just HAS TO GO!
To the olympics? Yes, i'm afraid so, his counrty need him! But never fear, soon he will return!
Tosswink the reserves!
WE HAVE AGREED A DEAL FOR 23.07m not 28m
^ link?
Really hope this Berbatov deal goes through. Slightly confused though: you recieve brilliant reports on him in the papers etc, yet Spurs fans appear happy to let him go????
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I'll be just happy to see us get a striker. I don't really care whether it's Berbatov (which seems likely) but when Rooney's out, just Tevez and an unfit Saha doesn't look very promising.
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End of the day now and still no news on him.
it was only one newspaper that sid it would be doen wedneday, the rest said it would be done on firday. face it, if it wasnt true spurs wouldn have come out and said it - you knwo how much of a hothead their tw*tty chairman is!
This deal should have gone through by now, and we've still heard no news of substance. Apparantly, Spurs won't let him go for less than what we paid for Tevez.
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This worries me because I don't think Berbatov is worth that much, especially as we don't know how he'll fit into United. I worry that we'll end up missing out on Berbatov due to his price, but we'll have left it too late to get anyone else... :(
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What makes me laugh is that Tottenham have openly stated that they do not want to sell Dimitar Berbatov and that any United bit will be knocked back, which, true to their word, Tottenham have done so far. United can want him all they like, Spurs have said that they will settle for around the 30m mark and United are nowhere near the valuation and i'm no scientist but usually if you want to buy something from someone who doesn't want to sell it, you pay more than the value, not less! Just makes me laugh at how United think they're doing Spurs a "favour" by buying Berbatov from them! A club who have openly stated they have no desire to sell and United issue a "this is our final offer" plea!!! W@nk3rs!
And for the record, Berbatov is a much better player than Tevez! He holds the ball up much better and links play excellently, plus he scores far more goals than Tevez! How then does Tevez cost 32m and United think they can get a superior player for less? MUGS!
Teves DID NOT cost 32 million. Ffs, get your facts straight!
Everyone is saying that Spurs want 28m and we're offering 25m. At this time, that is, 3 days before the EPL start, and 2 weeks before the end of the transfer window, it seems stupid to hold out for 3 million. By the way, has tevez been permanently signed? I thought that SAF explained the "situation" to him, and that his transfer fee would come at another time, and that he had no problem with that
but you arent denying that Berbatov is a better player?!
U4L, for your information Daniel Levy (the tw*tty chairman thats not rolling over for man utd) stated at the start of the transfer window that there will be lots of rumours linking us to players and our players to other teams and that he would not accept or dismiss any of them as it would mean he would spend all day doing this as we are constantly linked with players coming and going. So Levy is only doing as he stated
alex tevex hasnt been signed yet, it will probably be done after the transfer window closes. Im denying hes a better player exil, im saying hes a different player.
Berbatov is a better player in terms of scoring, but tetevez is the more creative player. I agree with rooneyisgod - they're both fantastic players - you can't compare them or say one is better than another. Anyhow, hopefully, we can soon have both :)
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IF however, it is true that Spurs aren't going to sell, I wish Fergie wouldn't hold out for Berbatov, and go find someone else, because we really do need someone.
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* Santa Cruz looks good, but I doubt Blackburn will sell, and I have to admit, there doesn't look many other alternatives...
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I agree... We are wasting too much time with berbatov. If fergie needs him then he should get him and not fight over 2-3mill difference. If spurs are not selling thouhg, that's another thing. He should set his sights elsewhere. Santa Cruz is cheap...Why cant we just use his release clause? dont all players have one on their contract?
Not all players, no.
I would perfer David Villa but....
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Yeah, if Fergie really wants Berbatov, he should just stump up the rest of the money, and be shot of it. If he's really as good as Fergie believes, he'll soon prove his worth. And if he doesn't want Berba, he should look somewhere else. But whatever he does, we need a striker, and we need one sharpish.
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