Fulham medical for Berbatov
United striker set to seal move to Cottagers
Last Updated: August 30, 2012 3:02pm
Dimitar Berbatov: Manchester United striker undergoing Fulham medical
Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is undergoing a medical with Fulham as he looks set to seal his move away from Old Trafford.
Cottagers boss Martin Jol confirmed the Bulgarian striker, who he worked with during his time in charge of Spurs, was on course to join the West London club.
Berbatov has become surplus to requirements for the Red Devils despite finishing as the joint top-scorer in the Premier League in 2010/11, with his appearances limited last term.
And the summer signing of Robin van Persie to join the striking ranks alongside Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez made the 31-year-old's departure almost inevitable.
Fiorentina looked to be leading the race for his services amid rival interest from Juventus, only for Berbatov to have a late change of heart, much to the fury of the Serie A side.
Jol is keen to increase his attacking options and has money to spend following the £15million sale of Belgium international Mousa Dembele to Tottenham earlier this week.
The Dutchman said: "Dimitar Berbatov is finishing his medical and if everything is good he will be one of our players.
"For good players you have to pay good money. There were a lot of clubs interested in Dimitar but we were able and capable of getting him.
"He is here finishing his medical, so hopefully everything is good and that means we are doing the business here."