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Zenit may consider Berbatov swoop

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Dimitar Berbatov has scored 13 times for Fulham this season © Getty Images
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Fulham's top scorer Dimitar Berbatov has been linked with a move to big-spending Russian club Zenit St Petersburg.

Berbatov, 32, has hit 13 Premier League goals to help the Craven Cottage club to mid-table after joining from Manchester United in the summer.

And his eye-catching displays have attracted interest from Zenit, who are reported to be preparing an offer.

"I have heard of interest from Russian clubs," Berbatov's agent Emil Danchev said. "The Russian league is growing seriously, and should soon become one of the leading championships in Europe - so to play in that country would be interesting.

"Of course, much will depend on the decision of the Fulham hierarchy. But at the moment I do not know of any formal offers."

Rumours of a Berbatov move come amid reports that the striker and his manager Martin Jol are frustrated that the Londoners are unlikely to have a big budget with which to reshape their squad over the summer.

The striker has another year left on his Fulham contract, and his future may depend on whether the club can land targets including Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone and Ajax midfielder Eyong Enoh.

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