London, Aug.10 : Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has said that he is likely to snare Tottenham Hotspurs striker Dimitar Berbatov for 25 million pounds by the end of next week, even as Tottenham has demanded 30 million pounds for the player.
"We are looking at some options at the moment - three or four different options about the strike department which we hope will come to a happy conclusion. Hopefully we will have someone in for the start of the season," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying. ottenham have been playing hardball with United, even reporting them to the Premier League for their pursuit of the striker.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has accused Ferguson of arrogance and hypocrisy. Fergie is desperate to beef up his attack with Cristiano Ronaldo out until October and Louis Saha injured yet again.