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United striker targeted in west-London swoop - reports

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Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov could be offered a way out of Old Trafford by Fulham, according to The Daily Mail.

The Bulgarian striker has played second fiddle to Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck this season after finishing as the club's top scorer during their title winning campaign.

Berbatov's rare appearances have coincided with lacklustre United performances this term, the latest of which came during the Carling Cup defeat to Crystal Palace.

With Berbatov, 30, entering the twilight of his career, United are keen to recoup some of the £30 million they paid for him in in 2008.

Fulham boss Martin Jol originally signed Berbatov during his spell at White Hart Lane in 2006 and with the likes of Moussa Dembele and Bobby Zamora attracting attention from elsewhere, the Dutch boss may be tempted to splash out on a replacement.

Berbatov was left out of the United squad that faced Aston Villa and is set to miss the trip to Basel on Wednesday with an ankle injury.

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