That’s the opinion of Sports Direct News, who are suggesting a source close to Fulham has revealed that a couple of clubs have indicated interest. The 32 year-old Bulgarian striker’s contract expires at the end of the season, having been unsettled at Craven Cottage for some time. He has previously played for Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, the latter being sealed by a £30.75 million deal.
The number and names of the clubs remain a mystery. Dimitar Berbatov is likely to command a salary well in excess of $1 million dollars, meaning he will have to fill the international marquee spot. Based on this, the only team that can be ruled out is the Brisbane Roar, who have Thomas Broich as their marquee player signed for next season. Western Sydney Wanderers’ Shinji Ono has already expressed his desire to leave the side at the end of the season, while Sydney FC’s marquee Alessandro Del Piero has yet to decide on his future. Melbourne Victory defender Pablo Contreras will almost certainly be on his way out, as could Newcastle Jets striker Emile Heskey. Perth Glory and Melbourne Heart would be likely to keep their respective marquee players.
Based on wages, the two most likely teams that could afford to pay a player of Dimitar’s quality are Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. While the source claims talks are in very early stages, it is an interesting development nonetheless.