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Berbatov undergoes Fulham medical

ESPN staff
August 30, 2012
Dimitar Berbatov is set to move to Craven Cottage © Getty Images

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is undergoing a medical at Fulham and is closing in on a reunion with manager Martin Jol.

Jol gave Berbatov his big break in the Premier League when he signed him for Tottenham in 2006 and the Dutchman is banking on his former player taking a wage cut to join the Cottagers.

The Bulgarian international is reported to receive £100,000-a-week at United, a figure way beyond what Fulham can afford to pay.

Berbatov was heavily linked with a move to Serie A with Fiorentina and Juventus both interested, but the 31-year-old is eager to remain in England for family reasons.

The former Bayer Leverkusen striker joined United from Spurs for £30 million in 2008, but has since slipped behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez in the pecking order at Old Trafford.

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