Fiorentina close to concluding deal for United attacker

Dimitar BerbatovDimitar Berbatov is set to complete a move to Italian club Fiorentina in the next couple of days, according to The Sun.

The Bulgarian forward has found opportunities at Manchester United limited of late, and with the summer signings of Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie the eastern European attacker is set to be froze out at Old Trafford.

Berbatov has been vocal on his desire to play regular first-team football, and has been linked with a host of clubs this summer on the continent.

However, the player’s stint in England could well be coming to an end, as Fiorentina have offered £5 million for the striker.

Berbatov is said to be keen on a move to the Stadio Artemio Franchi side, who have splashed the cash this summer in a bid to qualify for Europe in 2012-13.

Berbatov has scored 56 goals in 148 appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.

By Gareth McKnight