United desperate to offload flop striker Berbatov after Van Persie arrival
21:52 GMT, 18 August 2012
Manchester United have made the departure of their record signing Dimitar Berbatov their top priority after the arrival of Robin van Persie from Arsenal.
United want 8million for the Bulgaria striker, who cost 30.75m from Tottenham in 2008 and was the Premier League’s joint leading scorer when they won the league title two seasons ago.
But with only lukewarm interest from Russian clubs including CSKA Moscow, United are willing to negotiate and may even be forced to send Berbatov out on loan.
Nowhere to go: Manchester United hope to sell Dimitar Berbatov