Agent: United want Berbatov

Manchester United have made an enquiry for Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov, according to the player's agent.

Agent makes Berbatov claim

Manchester United have made an enquiry for Tottenham's Dimitar Berbatov, according to the player's agent. Tottenham boss Martin Jol admitted earlier on Friday that he had received an approach for the Bulgarian ace, but that the enquiry was rebuffed. Jol also insisted he 'would rather die than sell Berbabtov' after he was asked about the player's future. Berbatov's long-term future at White Hart Lane has been the subject of speculation for the last few weeks, amid reports of a bust-up with Jol. Both Jol and Berbatov have played down talk of a rift as Spurs look to keep hold of their star man. United have held a long-term interest in Berbatov and they have been linked with a move for the former Bayer Leverkusen forward all summer. Berbatov's agent Emil Danchev claims he held talks with Spurs over United's interest and that a decision is expected to be made on the player's future early next week.

Meeting

"We had a 90-minute meeting with Tottenham's chairman Daniel Levy and with sporting director Damien Comolli over Dimitar's future," Danchev told Bulgarian Darik radio. "They informed us that there's a query from Manchester United about the possibility of Berbatov joining them. "They (Tottenham bosses) let us believe that they want Dimitar to stay for another season because they have ambitions to finish among top four teams in the Premiership but they told us they'll have a meeting in the next day or two to decide his future."

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