Arsenal keen on landing Fulham forward Dimitar Berbatov

Arsenal are looking to land Fulham forward Dimitar Berbatov, courtesy of a £2m bid, reports The Sun.

The former Manchester United ace is believed to be vying for a move away from Craven Cottage this winter, despite still having six months remaining on his deal with the club. The reports of him wanting a move are understood to have alerted a host of high profile European suitors.

Meanwhile, while the north Londoners have been reported to be showcasing an interest in the Bulgarian for quite a while now, their immediate desperation to sign him has been incentivised by the recent injuries to their forward duo Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner. The club have no other fit trademark centre forwards left, except for the inexperienced Yaya Sanogo, and manager Arsene Wenger is going to have to field either of Lukas Podolski or Theo Walcott in a makeshift role – something which has elevated the need of at least one new forward signing.

However, the Gunners may not find it easy to lure Berbatov to the Emirates, as the player is already being pursued by a number of European sides and his club may not be open to the idea of selling him when faced with the threat of relegation.

Updated: January 3, 2014 — 2:25 pm
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