After it looked as though Dimitar Berbatov was set to join Fiorentina earlier today, it was then reported that Juventus had come in at the last minute to sign him. Fiorentina paid for Berbatov’s flights to Florence, agreed a deal with United and had a verbal agreement with the player, only for Juventus to hijack the deal. Fiorentina are understandably furious and have released a statement slamming the “arrogance of other clubs”, as well as Berbatov, claiming “he doesn’t deserve our city or our shirt.”
However, following United’s dealings with the Italian club after Paul Pogba ditched us for them, it is possible that United didn’t want to do business with them. That deal is off and it now appears as though Berbatov will be staying in the Premier League, playing for former manager, Martin Jol.
Calciomercato have tonight reported that Berbatov’s wife was keen to stay in England which lead the player to agree a deal with Fulham. If anything, this would confirm that United were not interested in Moussa Dembélé, who left Fulham for Tottenham Hotspur earlier today.