Ferguson ready to sell star striker

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Manchester United will let Dimitar Berbatov leave the club this summer if they receive an offer over £20 million, according to

The 30-year-old is keen to sign a three-year extenuation to his current deal, which expires in 2012, after having his best goalscoring season at Old Trafford.

But of late Berbatov has been out of favour having started just two of United's previous seven matches, in a midst of a run of form that has seen him him score just once in his past nine appearances.

The most tempting off for the Bulgarian may well come from Bayern Munich and reports suggest the Bundesliga side are ready to offer £22 million for the striker to replace the outgoing Mario Gomez, who is attracting interest from Serie A.


Furthermore, with Danny Welbeck and Federico Macheda expected to return to the club this summer, Berbatov's opportunities may be further restricted next season.

The club's big matches against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have all seen Berbatov left out, with Javier Hernandez, who has started three of the last four games ahead of the forward, having made quiet an impact in his place in the United first-team.

Sir Alex Ferguson brought the striker for £30 million in 2008, and the former Tottenham Hotspur man's performances in the red of United have always devised opinion among fans, with many criticising him for his languid presence up-front.

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