Hughes plays down Berbatov talk
QPR boss claims to be in the dark about links to United striker
Last Updated: August 1, 2012 5:13am
Dimitar Berbatov: Manchester United are believed to be ready to offload the Bulgarian for £5million
Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes has denied making a bid for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.
Premier League runners-up United are believed to be ready to offload the Bulgarian for £5million following the emergence of Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.
Berbatov had been linked with Galatasaray but the Turkish giants seemingly refused to meet United's asking price for the 31-year-old.
QPR have since also been reported to be interested in the former Tottenham striker, who United signed four years ago in a £30.75million summer deadline day deal.
But Hughes has played down the rumours, as he told Sky Sports News when asked about Berbatov after Tuesday's friendly against Wycombe: "There are a lot of names flying around.
"That is a new one on me, in fairness.
"At this time of year, there are a lot of names flying around. But we prefer to get the job done, get the business done, and then we announce it."