Having started only five games for United this season, Bulgarian hit man Dimitar Berbatov has seen his career stall and may be about to try to resurrect it elsewhere. Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport has reported that Lazio are preparing a bid to take the 31-year old to Italy.
After enjoying his best season at United last year, scoring 20 goals in just 32 league games and helping United win the league; he has dropped down the pecking order behind Rooney, Welbeck and Chicharito. Berbatov has retired from international football since becoming Bulgaria’s all-time leading goalscorer with 48 from 77 appearances.
According to Talksport, his agent, Emil Dantchev, has already held talks with representatives from Lazio to discuss the deal. Manchester United paid nearly £31 million in 2008 to sign the striker from Tottenham Hotspur, but he will not be likely to cost anywhere near that amount this time around.
Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to splash the cash this summer in an effort to keep pace with his city rivals. The 25-man squad rules in the Premier league mean that he will need to offload some players in order to bring in new talent.