ManU's Ferguson offers 20 m pounds for Tottenham star Berbatov

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London, July 12 : Tottenham strike star Dimitar Berbatov could soon be a Manchester United player after Manchester United officially offered 20 million pounds for his services on Friday.

Club coach Alex Ferguson expects to wrap up the deal within the next week, reports The Sun.

Ferguson is reportedly shopping for a proven Premier League goal scorer to play alongside Wayne Rooney next season.

Berbatov has been top of Fergie's wanted list all year, and now, he has turned his interest into a hard cash bid.

United is convinced it can lure the Bulgarian to Old Trafford with the promise of playing Champions League football and an 80,000- pound-a-week pay packet.

Berbatov, 27, is keen to move on to bigger things after two years at White Hart Lane.

He was a 10.9 million pound signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006 and has scored 46 goals in his two seasons with the Spurs.

Of late he has fallen foul of new boss Juande Ramos because of his attitude.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy slapped a 30 million pound price tag on Berbatov when Fergie and United came sniffing in the January window.

But Ramos has already splashed more than 50 million pounds this year on Luka Modric, Jonathan Woodgate, Alan Hutton, Heurelho Gomes, Giovani Dos Santos, Chris Gunter, Gilberto and John Bostock.

And Spurs need funds to finance their 11 million pound move for Espanyol striker Luis Garcia.

They will try to prise a few more million out of United before finally agreeing to sell Berbatov.

ANI

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