Oil-Rich Russians Anzhi Makhachkala are sounding out a move for Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov, according to The Daily Mail.
The Bulgarian has found opportunities at Old Trafford scarce of late and it is believed his patience with Sir Alex Ferguson’s team selection may be beginning to wear thin.
United’s top scorer from last season has publicly claimed, up to now, to be happy in Manchester and willing to bide his time, but it now seems as though he no longer willing to toe the Red Devils’ line.
Berbatov’s agent has now publicly stated that the former Spurs and Bayer Leverkusen star would be open to a move away from Old Trafford.
Emil Danchev said: “We would be interested when Anzhi make a concrete offer.
“We will sit down with Dimitar and ponder this. I don’t know if Dimitar is happy in Manchester. He plays, then he just sits on the bench.”
Anzhi are not the only team to take an interest in the striker, as Galatasaray are reported to have also made tentative enquiries regarding the Bulgarian’s availability.
The latest reports come in the wake of a summer of speculation surrounding Berbatov’s future at Manchester United, with another nouveau riche side, PSG, chasing his signature.
Although Ferguson has said he wants to keep the languid forward, the prospect of a bidding war between two of the world’s richest could change his mind.
Should Berbatov sign for the Russian side, he will join other stars such as Samuel Eto’o, Yuri Zhirkov and club captain Roberto Carlos.