Transfer news

Zenit linked with Berbatov swoop

May 2, 2013
By ESPN staff

Fulham's top scorer Dimitar Berbatov has been linked with a move to big-spending Russian club Zenit St Petersburg.

Dimitar Berbatov
PA PhotosBerbatov joined Fulham from Manchester United

Berbatov, 32, has hit 13 Premier League goals to help the Craven Cottage club to mid-table after joining from Manchester United in the summer.

And his eye-catching displays have attracted interest from Zenit, who are reported to be preparing an offer.

Berbatov's agent Emil Danchev said: “I have heard of interest from Russian clubs.

"The Russian league is growing seriously, and should soon become one of the leading championships in Europe - so to play in that country would be interesting.

"Of course, much will depend on the decision of the Fulham hierarchy - but at the moment I do not know of any formal offers."

Rumours of a Berbatov move come amid reports that the striker and his manager Martin Jol are frustrated that the Londoners are unlikely to have a big budget with which to reshape their squad over the summer.

The striker has another year left on his Fulham contract, and his future may depend on whether the club can land targets including Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone and Ajax midfielder Eyong Enoh.