WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Back in for Berba?

16/06/2008 07:08

Reds back in for Berbatov


Sir Alex Ferguson will go all out to sign Dimitar Berbatov when the United boss returns from holiday. Fergie is ready to go back to Tottenham with a £25million bid — the same amount he offered in a doomed attempt to capture the Bulgarian striker last summer. That cash is still available to Fergie, who has been on a break in France. United have also banked another £32m for winning the Champions League. Around £20m has been earmarked for making Carlos Tevez’s transfer permanent. Spurs are ready to sell Berbatov, 27, after bringing in Croatia’s Luka Modric and Mexican Giovani Dos Santos. And agent Emil Dantchev insists Berbatov must be playing in the Champions League.
Neil Custis, The Sun

The Daily Mail runs the same story, but claims Spurs will demand £25million for the striker and look to get a player in return with goalkeeper Ben Foster interesting them.

Meanwhile, Roma are understood to be rivalling Bordeaux in a move for Mikael Silvestre. The United defender, 30, may stay at Old Trafford but he is wanted on loan by Bordeaux and Roma have offered around £2.5m.

The daily update on Cristiano Ronaldo's future continues, with the Daily Mirror claiming United have warned the winger's advisers they will turn down any transfer request from Ronaldo, while the Daily Express reckons Sir Alex would consider walking out if Ronaldo is sold over his head.

Round Up By Gemma Thompson

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