Campbell To Spurs In Berba Deal
According to News of the World, Manchester United are set to clinch the signing of Dimitar Berbatov after offering Fraizer Campbell to Tottenham Hotspur...
United and Spurs have been wrangling over Berbatov for several months now, with the majority of the problems stemming from the clubs' failure to agree a fee for the Bulgarian striker.
The Red Devils offered up to Â£25million but their counterparts have demanded no less than Â£28million, and no amount of compromises and promised add-ons from the would-be buyers had managed to break the deadlock - until now.
It is understood that Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to part with Campbell if it will guarantee Berbatov's arrival at Old Trafford, as he had been considering a Â£7million bid from Hull City for the 20-year-old.
The England under-21 forward impressed during his loan spell with the Tigers last season, scoring 15 goals as he helped them to the top-flight for the first time in their 104-year history.
Phil Brown is eager to bring Campbell back to the KC Stadium, but the Huddersfield-born hitman now looks to be headed for White Hart Lane instead.
Thus, Berbatov is set to finally complete his dream switch to United in a deal worth around Â£30million. He will agree personal terms this evening and is likely to make his debut against Liverpool on September 13.
Kieran Quentin (goal.com)