Spurs close on Petrov
By Fracisco Acedo. Last Updated: July 29, 2007 3:44pm
Atletico Madrid midfielder Martin Petrov is reportedly close to a move to Tottenham.
Reports emanating from Spain claim Atletico have accepted an offer of nearly ,é¼9million (£6million) for the Bulgarian international.
Petrov, who had played down talk of the move earlier in the summer, is now understood to be in London to discuss a deal.
It had previously been suggested that the 28-year-old was collecting interest from Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson.
However, it is thought that Petrov would favour a move to Tottenham because of the attraction of playing Uefa Cup football next season.
The transfer would also allow Petrov, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, to link up with his Bulgaria team-mate Dimitar Berbatov.