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Arsenal eye £2m Berbatov deal

ESPN staff
January 2, 2014 « Mourinho: Door open for Mata to leave | Chartbeat test »
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Arsenal are moving in on a surprise £2 million deal for Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov, according to reports in the Sun.

Arsene Wenger's side returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Cardiff, however Nicklas Bendtner hurt his ankle after scoring and faces "weeks" out, joining first-choice striker Olivier Giroud on the injury table.

Lukas Podolski has only recently returned from a four-month lay-off due to a hamstring injury, leaving Wenger's options up front limited.

And with Arsenal well-placed to challenge for a first Premier League title in 10 years, Wenger looks to be determined to shore up his attack. The deal would see Berbatov, who began his time in England with Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham before joining Manchester United, sign for one year with the option of a second.

Berbatov has six months left on his Fulham deal with his agent publicly admitting the striker wants a January exit. The 32-year-old has scored five times for Fulham this season, with three in his last three games.

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