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manutdforever said:
Berbatov will need to find a house in Manchester first and also he has a wife so he will probably need to talk to her about it as well. Loads of things that he needs to get sorted before he can join us.
We can find him a house easy... And he pays the bills so the wife can just follow. :D

Nah, im kiddin about the wifey.

But I think that it is easier than you think!
 

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Manchester United are on the brink of signing Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov. The news comes just hours before the Premiership kick-off today. Man Utd boss made some very revealing comments when questioned ahead of the Utd v Newcastle clash.

Ferguson said; "You might be surprised at what is going to happen over the next two days,"

It's a very strong possibility Manchester United could be showing of Dimitar Berbatov at Old Trafford on Sunday. All eyes will be on Manchester over the next 48hrs, but these comments should be taken at face value.

http://totalodds.net/Nberba_79036418.html
 

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Ramos Validates Benching Berbatov

For as long as Tottenham Hotspur courted Dimitar Berbatov at Bayer Leverkusen, Manchester United were just as interested.

In the year Spurs backed their flirtations with a firm £10.9million offer, the Old Trafford side were counting the duckets brought in from trading prolific poacher Ruud Van Nistelrooy with Real Madrid for £15million.

Reports suggested Berbatov was awaiting the offer from the Red Devils, but their dalliance ultimately cost them, as the Bulgarian international lost patience and eventually moved to White Hart Lane.

Fast-forward two years and the interest in Berbatov has failed to dwindle. Former Hotspurs manager Martin Jol even recently conceded that Sir Alex Ferguson's admiration for his former striker was equally reciprocated, for both manager, and club.

A bid of £21million has already been lodged, and rejected, with the lily whites believed to be holding out for upwards of £30million.

Speaking after his sides 2-1 loss in the Riverside Stadium at the feet of Middlesbrough, Juande Ramos spoke about the long-running speculation. The Spanish manager is quoted by the Press Association as saying: "For the moment Berbatov is a Spurs player. We are happy with him, he is part of the Spurs squad and there is nothing to say about it."

Explaining his selection policy for today's game, he said: "We actually opted for Giovani [dos Santos] because we thought that his speed would be something that would trouble Middlesbrough. However, as Middlesbrough tired in the game we thought it might be the right moment in the game to throw on Berbatov."

The League Cup winning coach was pressed on whether Berbatov remains a part of his plans this season, and he replied: "Of course, I love great players."

Ramos concluded: "We have lost one forward [Robbie Keane]. Let's see if we're capable of adding to the squad in one or two areas, putting an end to any purchases, and then seeing how we can get everyone to play as a team and as an efficient unit."
 

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Ince has all the answers as Rovers ignore critics
By Joe Bernstein Last updated at 10:28 PM on 16th August 2008

Everton 2 Blackburn 3
Paul Ince clenched his fist in delight when an injury-time winner from Andre Ooijer gave the former England star a dream start to his Premier League managerial career.



Ince and Rovers have suffered a torrid pre-season, with the departures of David Bentley and Brad Friedel threatening to leave a gaping hole in their ranks.

But against an Everton side who finished fifth last season, Rovers fully deserved three points. Their star striker, Roque Santa Cruz, followed up last season's haul of 23 goals with another classy strike to show why Spurs and Manchester City want him so badly, and why Sir Alex Ferguson - watching yesterday - may consider him as a fall-back if he cannot land Dimitar Berbatov.

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Ince's managerial career at Ewood Park has been written off before a ball had been kicked but this result gives him every chance. Particularly if he can fend off the interest for Santa Cruz, whose valuation must be around £18million.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1046004/Ince-answers-Rovers-ignore-critics.html
 

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'Forty-six million and you can't even beat a bunch of lads.'

Middlesbrough 2 Tottenham 1

The Ramos revolution is on hold. Spurs are in turmoil with a £28million player who does not want to play for the club and a group of rather expensive signings who do not know each other. Against a side with spirit, organisation and skill, it was a recipe for disaster.

No wonder Middlesbrough fans gloated at their rich London opponents' discomfort, with one burly fan summing up their joy as he yelled: 'Forty-six million and you can't even beat a bunch of lads.' How right he was.

Many of the Spurs supporters who made the 500-mile round-trip in expectation of a new dawn left long before the end, baffled and bewildered. They had watched in frustration as their smooth-passing team achieved nothing and vented their anger by booing the arrival of striker Dimitar Berbatov as a second-half substitute.
It is obvious that, until his situation is resolved, Tottenham cannot move forward and become the power in the game they believe is their right.

The sulky Bulgarian looked top class, even if he was not too interested in running himself into the ground for a club who pays his wages. But his partial involvement in the game only jeopardised Spurs' prospects.

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate was delighted to see the Manchester United target on the bench at the kick-off. 'It was a relief. He's an outstanding player and it was a bonus for us that he wasn't playing,' he said.

Manager Juande Ramos chose to shed precious little light on the mystery. 'For the moment he is a Spurs player,' he said. 'We are happy with him as part of the squad. There's nothing to say.

'I decided to put him on the bench because we opted for Giovani dos Santos, as I thought that his speed would trouble Middlesbrough. However, as they tired we decided to throw him on. Do I want him to stay ? Of course, I love great players.'

But while he has a great player whose heart is not in the club, the glory, glory days will not be rushing back to White Hart Lane in the immediate future.

Some of their football yesterday was a joy to watch. Luka Modric is a genuine star, whose clever touches will light up the Premier League this season. But there was no cutting edge.

'We watched Spurs pre-season and no one pressed them or got at them', said Southgate. 'We had set ideas on where we were happy for them to have the ball and where we didn't want them to have it.'

Middlesbrough showed them how it should be done with goals of classic simplicity, exposing a defence that could be another worry as the season progresses.

After David Wheater had seen a first-half header ruled out by the referee Martin Atkinson, the defender had the last laugh by volleying in, after Afonso Alves's shot from Stewart Downing's cross had come back off the bar.

The irony of a local boy who cost nothing scoring against the moneymen of Spurs and being set up by a player in Downing that they had wanted to sign, was increased when Mido, a former favourite at the Lane, added a second late on.


Not even an injury-time goal, headed into his own net by Robert Huth from David Bentley's freekick, could salvage a miserable day for Spurs. Tottenham have a mess to sort out before they can start to be taken seriously. But they do play lovely football.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1045962/Mido-exposes-flaws-Ramos-revolution.html
 

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Another "exclusive" from Mirror....

Exclusive: £25m Utd Dimitar Berbatov deal
By Paul Smith, sundaymirror.co.uk 17/08/2008

Dimitar Berbatov's move to Manchester United will go through this week.

A compromise deal between United and Tottenham has been struck.

It came after the Premier League admitted that they had temporarily suspended reviewing the evidence Spurs had submitted to them after the North London club claimed Berbatov had been illegally tapped up by United.

The Premier League was due to look at the evidence last Wednesday, but asked Tottenham to review their documentation and then re-submit it.

United have privately insisted that any deal was subject to the charges being dropped by Tottenham in the same way they facilitated a similar request from Liverpool to ensure Robbie Keane's transfer went through.

United in turn are prepared to up their original £20million offer by a further £5m and include various incentives that will take the ensure deal met Spurs' valuation of £30m.
 

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Another "exclusive" from Mirror....

Exclusive: £25m Utd Dimitar Berbatov deal
By Paul Smith, sundaymirror.co.uk 17/08/2008

Dimitar Berbatov's move to Manchester United will go through this week.

A compromise deal between United and Tottenham has been struck.

It came after the Premier League admitted that they had temporarily suspended reviewing the evidence Spurs had submitted to them after the North London club claimed Berbatov had been illegally tapped up by United.

The Premier League was due to look at the evidence last Wednesday, but asked Tottenham to review their documentation and then re-submit it.

United have privately insisted that any deal was subject to the charges being dropped by Tottenham in the same way they facilitated a similar request from Liverpool to ensure Robbie Keane's transfer went through.

United in turn are prepared to up their original £20million offer by a further £5m and include various incentives that will take the ensure deal met Spurs' valuation of £30m.
This better be true because after today we need him and quick!
 

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov, who has been linked with European champions Manchester United, reaffirmed on Sunday his desire to leave the Premier League club.
"I'm a Tottenham player at the moment but I don't think that someone has the right to be angry at me for pursuing my dreams and for my big ambitions," the Bulgarian international told reporters at Sofia airport. "I'm aiming high and that's the way it has always been."

http://football.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-7732237,00.html
 

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I Whish They Would Get It Sorted Soon Team Was Quite Ordinary , No Flare Appart From Da Silva At The End . Campbell Started Well But Struggled To Make An Impact As Game Went On But He Worked Hard Hope He Gets More Chances.possebon Looked Really Comfortable On The Ball.if We Sign Berbatov We Will Hav A Player Who Has Ice In His Veins Nothin Will Faze Him He Is As Cool As The King Was When It Comes To One On Ones Come On Fergie Get It Wrapped Up!
 

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Busbyway.com has learned that Spurs have accepted a bid, believed to be in the region of £23.5million, for longtime United target Berbatov. This has come after the Premier League confirmed that they have suspended looking at the evidence given to them by Spurs which accuses United of making an illegal approach for the Bulgarian International.

Berbatov is now due to arrive in Manchester within 48 hours for a medical, agree personal terms and put pen to paper in a 4 year deal expected to be worth around £100,000 a week.

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Dimitar Berbatov's position at Tottenham looks increasingly untenable after he asked to be given the chance to "follow my dream".

The Bulgaria striker, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United for much of the summer, did not to allude to Sir Alex Ferguson's side by name but with the Red Devils believed to be inching ever closer to agreeing a fee the striker, the implications of his words are clear.

"I'm now in Tottenham but no one can disagree with me wanting to follow my dream," he told The Times ahead of his country's midweek friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Ferguson has not made a formal offer for the player since seeing a first bid of £20.5million turned down but with Cristiano Ronaldo still out injured and Carlos Tevez missing due to a bereavement, United's shortcomings up front were laid bare against Newcastle in Sunday's 1-1 draw.

That means Tottenham's hand is as strong as it has been since negotiations began and a deal now looks certain to be completed before the end of the month.

Emil Dantchev, the 27-year-old's agent, said: "We have two more weeks until the end of the transfer window and I think this will be the most important week. I read Alex Ferguson's statement that he wants another striker and I hope that this striker is Dimitar Berbatov."

The player himself, meanwhile, has already started steeping himself in United folklore after he took his demotion to the bench with noticeable frustration.

"If I had been laughing when I was on the bench, people would say I was an idiot," he said.

"Eric Cantona never smiled, but I don't know if anyone ever asked him why he didn't look happier."

http://www.sportinglife.com/footbal...occer/08/08/17/SOCCER_Tottenham_Berbatov.html
 
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