The agent of Dimitar Berbatov has claimed that Tottenham made a late deadline day bid to take the striker back to White Hart Lane, before he linked up with Fulham.
The Bulgarian completed a £5million move to Craven Cottage on Friday, with Martin Jol winning the race for a man who had been linked with a number of clubs leading up to the closing of the transfer window.
It appeared at one stage as if he would be heading for Italy, with Fiorentina and Juventus keen, before Sir Alex Ferguson confused matters by suggesting that a return to Spurs was a possibility.
Berbatov left North London for Old Trafford in 2008 after two productive seasons in the capital.
His representative claims a second spell with Spurs was an option considered by the 31-year-old before he decided to pen a two-year contract with Fulham.
"We were in touch with Tottenham at the last moment," said Emil Danchev.
Fiorentina and Juventus were left disappointed after alleging that Berbatov had agreed to join both Serie A clubs before deciding to remain in England.
Danchev, though, claims no such promises were made, adding: "I cannot make promises on behalf of my client whoever they might be because my work principle is to create opportunities and options.
"The choice belongs to the person who makes the decision. We discussed all three options. Nobody promised anybody anything.
"Fiorentina had a desire to get Dimitar to sign with them. We went as far as negotiating all conditions.
"But other than that, I've also spoken with three Turkish clubs, three Italian clubs, three English clubs, and three German clubs."