Aug 31 2012
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has raised the possibility of record signing Dimitar Berbatov returning to Tottenham.
Berbatov has no future at Old Trafford and, after a day of speculation, it was thought the Bulgarian had settled on a move to Fulham. Cottagers boss Martin Jol spoke optimistically about the transfer on Thursday but Ferguson insists no deal has been completed.
"I do not know what has happened," the Scot said. "He has not gone yet. I do not know anything about it. There's not been any contact from him. We thought he was in Italy but it turned out he isn't. He could be anywhere. I really mean that. I wouldn't be surprised if he was at Tottenham. There are rumours going around. I do not think it is settled at Fulham."
A Tottenham source expressed doubt about the deal, although it would be a surprise if Ferguson mentioned it without some kind of background knowledge.
Meanwhile, the United boss has confirmed he expects Wayne Rooney to be sidelined for four weeks following the deep gash to his thigh sustained in Saturday's win over Fulham.
Medical staff were alarmed by the extent of the wound, leading to speculation Rooney could be out for longer than was originally anticipated. However, that is not going to be the case.
"He should be back in four weeks," said Ferguson.
"He was in yesterday. It is nothing serious on the gash. It is a bad one but he was treated quickly so we don't expect any complications."