Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov appears keen to remain in London which could force Sir Alex to mount a bid for Ajax star Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Spurs were ready to accept United’s beefed up bid which was reported at £28m; however, the 27-year-old Bulgarian made it known that he wanted to wait to move till manager Juande Ramos secured an attacking replacement. This taxed Sir Alex’s patience and he knows appears ready to move on with Huntelaar a favorite to top his list. The 24-year-old Dutch international has been a proficient goal scorer while in the Netherlands. The Hunter helped guide the Netherlands to the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. He has played for Ajax since 2005.
Looking to the other club in Manchester, Tottenham is also involved in recent transfer news with Manchester City over right-back Vedran Corluka. Spurs have made a bid in the area of at least £7m for the Croatian international who earned rave reviews during Euro 2008. Corluka has stated that he will make his decision within the next day or so regarding his club preference.
City also appears to be fending off Sunderland as the fellow Premiership outfit looks to pry midfielder and Irish international Stephen Ireland away from Eastlands. Manager Mark Hughes denied this rumor after Manchester City’s 1-0 triumph over A.C. Milan in the club’s final preseason warm-up.