A selection of stories in the media involving Aston Villa in the last 24 hours.
The Tottenham striker’s move to Villa has seemed imminent since last week and the report states finalisation of the deal was close last night after the clubs agreed terms.
Speaking to the Express, Petrov said of his former international teammate:
“There were talks but I can’t reveal you anything at the moment. It’s a nervy period for Berbatov, his agent and Villa and they’ll be the first to announce if there’s something.”
The pacey winger had looked odds on to join Liverpool but a move to Anfield would no longer appear to be a foregone conclusion.
The Anderlecht attacking midfielder has reportedly been the subject of £7.7 million bid from Midlands rivals West Brom, but neither club are willing to match the Belgian's £10.5 million asking price.
“It's an exciting time for the football club and I am delighted to be part of it. I am proud to be involved in this new start.”
“The coach has put a lot of belief in me by buying me for this huge club. I hope to deliver for him now on the pitch and repay that faith.”