The 33-year-old Bulgarian has made no secret of his desire to leave Craven Cottage this month and has been expected to be sold as he entered the final six months of his contract this month.
Berbatov was linked initially with Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal but is now expected to return to White Hart Lane where he spent two years of his career before moving in 2008 on a £30 million deal to Manchester United.
A former Spurs legend, Berbatov’s agent is now reportedly ‘preparing’ for talks with Tottenham over a deadline day deal. Emil Dantchev has stated his client is unhappy at Craven Cottage and this morning the Telegraph reports that he is due to sit down with Spurs chiefs today with just hours left on the clock before the window closes at 11pm tonight.
"I don't usually speculate as nobody knows what will happen in January but what I can tell you is he (Berbatov) is not happy at Fulham,” stated his agent earlier this month.
"He would like, if possible, to find another option.”
It now appears the former Manchester United striker could have his wish granted by his former club Spurs who have yet to sign a replacement for Jermaine Defoe who moved to MLS side Toronto earlier on this transfer window.
Berbatov scored a total of 46 goals in 102 appearances for Spurs, 56 goals in 149 appearances for Manchester United and 20 goals in 53 appearances for Fulham so far but this season he has scored just four Premier League goals.
Meanwhile, moving in the opposite direction, Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby is expected to sign for Fulham in this window, as revealed yesterday by Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino.
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