Manchester United news

Anzhi plot move for Berbatov

November 17, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is the latest player being targeted by newly-rich Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, according to reports.

Dimitar Berbatov
GettyImagesDimitar Berbatov could be headed for an Old Trafford exit

Berbatov, 30, has played just five times for United this season after being left out of Sir Alex Ferguson's squad for last season's Champions League decider against Barcelona. The striker's agent, Emil Danchev, has now suggested the Russian club could make a £15 million bid for the Bulgarian during the January transfer window.

"We would be interested when Anzhi make a concrete offer," Danchev told the Mirror. "We will sit down with Dimitar and ponder this. I don't know if Dimitar is happy in Manchester. He plays, then he just sits on the bench."

Berbatov's contract with the reigning Premier League champions expires at the end of this season, adding to the possibility of United selling him in January. Anzhi, meanwhile, have signed the likes of Roberto Carlos, Yuri Zhirkov and Samuel Eto'o since being taken over by billionaire Suleyman Kerimov.