Man Utd is on the verge of landing the Bulgarian. They have eyed him for a over a year. He was their first choice after the end of the 2007 season with his stellar first year at Spurs. They had to settle for Carlos Tevez.
Berbatov was ready to move to a club that guaranteed CL action. With Spurs it is a hypothetical. The sum that Sir Alex had to fork out is in the region of £28m. Nice tidy sum of money that could be used to get Andrei Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko to North London.
The negotiations have soured the relationship between the clubs as Daniel Levy accused Man Utd for “systematically been working to prise [Berbatov from Tottenham] outside of Premier League rules of conduct” . So there might be some extra mustard when these two clubs meet. Berbatov's arrival means that Louis Saha can be safely off loaded and Manucho Gonzalves problems getting a work visa might not matter anymore.