Dimitar Berbatov will most likely sign for a club based in Manchester. Yesterday you would have put your house on the fact that Tottenham would be selling to United, but in the last few hours the Bulgarian has seen the London club accept a £30million+ offer for his services...from Manchester City!
Nobody could have guessed the latest chapter of this unbelievable saga, that the European Champions nearest and dearest rivals would attempt to nick the Bulgarian from under Sir Alex Ferguson's nose.
The very fact Manchester City have been sold on deadline day as well has added intrigue to the situation. The Dubai group who have taken control are attempting to win the fans over with a major signing. David Villa, Mario Gomez and Berbatov are all the subject of bids from the Eastlands club.
So how could Dimitar end up at City? Well apparently it's mega money that may well turn Berbatov's head. Reports are claiming he's been offered £200,000-a-week to turn down his "dream" of playing for United.
The fee itself would become a British record for a transfer and would leave Tottenham in a great position financially.
Manchester United are the glamour club, Premiership and European Champions, they play in front of 76,000 regularly, attract all the big players, and will be confident that Berbatov will agree to join Tevez and Rooney up front in two weeks time in Anfield.
Let's just sum up a frentic day on D-Day for Berbatov.
The day begins with Manchester United expected to finalise a deal for the Bulgarian despite Spurs' resistance to the move. Many rumours are flying around that Berba is in Carrington but the big news is that Shinawatra has jumped ship and sold City to a group of Dubai-based investors.
After that, the focus returns to the Berbatov saga but news sensationally breaks that Manchester City have had a bid accepted from Tottenham that would be a British record. Speculation begins that Mark Hughes will nick him and United have lost their opportunity because of their falling outs with Spurs.
Then Berbatov ends up at Carrington, supposedly undergoing a medical for the champions, but of course he has to go to the Blue side of the city to meet Mark Hughes. This is going in every direction and what odds he ends up at Real Madrid!
Well with five hours to go, Manchester United are in the driving seat...although we have said that for the last two years and City are oh so close to the shock of the century.
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