Berbatov pleads for United deal

Tottenham's Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov on Monday pleaded to be allowed to follow his dream by moving to Old Trafford.

The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United for much of the summer. But Spurs turned down the original bid of £20 million saying they were not interested in letting Berbatov go for less than £30 million.

"I'm now in Tottenham but no one can disagree with me wanting to follow my dream," Berbatov told The Times ahead of his country's midweek friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina.

His agent Emil Dantchev said: "We have two more weeks until the end of the transfer window and I think this will be the most important week. I read Alex Ferguson's statement that he wants another striker and I hope that this striker is Dimitar Berbatov."

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has not made a formal offer since seeing his first bid turned down but with Cristiano Ronaldo out injured and Carlos Tevez missing due to a bereavement, the champions' problems up front were obvious as they opened their title defence with a 1-1 draw against Newcastle on Sunday.