The Bulgarian ace recently claimed, via his agent, that he is unhappy in West London, and that a January move to another Premier League side is his desired option.
This has alerted rumoured interest from a number of top sides, but Newcastle are thought to be the most interested of all the potential suitors
The Magpies have reportedly displayed a desire to take the enigmatic forward to St James’ Park, as Alan Pardew steps up his plans to boost his attacking options.
‘Berba’ – who turns 33 next month – is thought o be available for around £2m, with the Cottagers willing to let him leave rather than risk him becoming a disruptive influence for the remainder of the season.
Pardew is keen to partner the ex-Manchester United man with the all-action Loic Remy after witnessing Papiss Cisse’s alarming dip in form.
However, Berbatov’s camp are not quite as open to a switch to the North East, and are instead hoping for late interest from either Tottenham or Arsenal – both or whom are thought to be in the market for a striker.