EPL Transfer Rumors: Dimitar Berbatov and Others Who Could Leave the Top Clubs

Alexander YoungbloodContributor IIIJune 1, 2011

EPL Transfer Rumors: Dimitar Berbatov and Others Who Could Leave the Top Clubs

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Dimitar Berbatov of Manchester United battles withAlex John-Baptiste of Blackpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Blackpool at Old Trafford on May 22, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Pho
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    With the transfer window open, even clubs that finished near the top of the league are looking to offload some of their players.

    After having to sit in the UEFA Finals, could the joint top goal scorer Dimitar Berbatov be among them?

    Here are players from each of the top five teams who could be set to leave their clubs this transfer window.

Tottenham: Gareth Bale

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    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 07: Gareth Bale of Spurs on the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Blackpool at White Hart Lane on May 7, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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    Gareth Bale is one of the top players that will most likely be leaving the Spurs.

    At 21 years of age, the Welsh winger is one of the top rising stars in the Premier League.

    Manchester City is set to offer Tottenham "£30 million-plus" for the gifted young winger.

    Its yet to see who will capture Bale. 

    Italian Club Juventus are also in the race to grab Bale and rebuild their team.

    The Guardian suggest that Bale won't go "for a penny less than £50m."

Arsenal: Samir Nasri

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    WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 19:  Samir Nasri of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on March 19, 2011 in West Bromwich, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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    The French Arsenal midfielder might be on his way out due to dispute over salary.

    Nasri was offered a £90,000 a week contract, but wants to be paid the same as team captain Cesc Fabregas at £110,000 a week according to Football Gossip.

    Although negotiations are still ongoing, manager Arsene Wenger was adamant about one thing:

    Nasri will not be going to Manchester United.

    If the talks continue to go downhill, expect Nasri to be sold off this summer.

Manchester City: Carlos Tevez

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14:  Carlos Tevez celebrates with the trophy after he and his Manchester City team mates won the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2011 in London, England.  (Pho
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    The other joint top scorer, Argentinian star Carlos Tevez, could be out of his club.

    The Argentinian told a local radio station on air that he wanted to "leave Manchester City."

    Tevez is having issues with family, trying to get rights to see his children, and has expressed interest in moving back to his home country so it would be easier for him.

    Manchester City has been pleading with Tevez to stay, but it remains to be seen if the golden boot co-recipient will do that

Chelsea: Nicolas Anelka

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  Nicolas Anelka of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on May 15, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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    With the news that Chelsea plans to keep Drogba on with Torres, it looks like the French star Anelka will be on his way out.

    It is yet to be seen who will try and take up the French international's large price tag, but he will not be kept by Chelsea, who are looking to younger talent.

    Crunch Sports suggests that it will be hard for Anelka to stay in the EPL with his high price tag and waning age.

Manchester United: Dimitar Berbatov

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 09:  Dimitar Berbatov of Manchester United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on April 9, 2011 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Mi
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    The golden boot co-recipient was helpful in leading Manchester United to a EPL victory this year, but there are doubts to whether the Bulgarian striker will remain with the club.

    Manchester United curiously sat Berbatov for the UEFA Final which leads to some questions of whether he will be there again next season.

    Berbatov told a Bulgarian television station that "I will stay."

    Whether or not that is true remains to be seen. 

    According to Goal.com, Berbatov would consider a return to his former club of Tottenham or possibly another team in the Champions League.