Dimitar Berbatov's agent has claimed that Tottenham made a late deadline day bid to snatch the outgoing Manchester United striker from under the noses of Fulham.
The 31-year-old Bulgarian penned a two-year deal at Craven Cottage, after Martin Jol negotiated a £5million transfer fee with the Red Devils on Friday, beating off a host of clubs to the player's coveted signature.
Berbatov spent four years at Old Trafford, following his £30.75million move from White Hart Lane in 2008, after two impressive campaigns in the capital with Spurs. But, after falling well down the pecking order, it was clear his future lay away from United.
At one stage, Berbatov appeared set for a move to Italy with both Juventus and Fiorentina monitoring his situation, but now his agent, Emil Danchev, has revealed that Tottenham were also in the running, after a late call from Andre Villas-Boas.
"We were in touch with Tottenham at the last moment," Danchev confirmed to Sky Sports. "I cannot make promises on behalf of my client whoever they might be because my work principle is to create opportunities and options.
"The choice belongs to the person who makes the decision. We discussed all three options. Nobody promised anybody anything.
"Fiorentina had a desire to get Dimitar to sign with them. We went as far as negotiating all conditions. But other than that, I've also spoken with three Turkish clubs, three Italian clubs, three English clubs, and three German clubs."