Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied any interest in signing Fulham’s 32-year old striker Dimitar Berbatov in January, reports the Metro. When asked about the rumours linking the club to a move for the Bulgarian, Wenger said, “He is not a name we have considered at the moment. We have not contacted anybody.”
32-year old Berbatov has just 6 months remaining on his contract with Fulham and reportedly wants out of the club after their dismal showing this season. The former Manchester United star can speak with other clubs and agree a pre-contract for the summer but reports suggest that the forward is open to a move this January.
Arsenal are probably looking for short-term options this month especially with an injury cloud surrounding back-up striker Nicklas Bendtner, and the North London club could land Berbatov for 2 million pounds in January if they wish to. Wenger though has typically held his cards close to his chest this winter and has not indicated that he will plunge into the market in January.
Berbatov has scored 4 league goals in 15 games for Fulham so far this season and one would expect him to fit well into Arsenal’s style of play.