Manchester United’s Berbatov prefers Fulham over Fiorentina

Reuters, Thursday 30 Aug 2012

Forward Berbatov is being medically tested by Premier League side Fulham

Dimitar Berbatov (Photo: AP)

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is having a medical at Fulham, the London club said on Thursday.

The former Bulgarian international was expected to move to Fiorentina but the Serie A team said he failed to turn up for a meeting in Italy on Wednesday.

"(Coach) Martin Jol reveals that Dimitar Berbatov is currently undergoing a medical at Fulham," the Premier League club said on their Twitter account.

Berbatov played under Jol when the Dutchman was in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. The forward left White Hart Lane for Old Trafford in 2008.

The 31-year-old struggled to hold down a place in the United first team last season and seemed set for a move to Fiorentina.

"The player embarked in the company of his agent and with tickets paid by Fiorentina on a direct flight to Florence," the Italian club said. "But the player never arrived."

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports)

Short link: