Crisis talks over Berbatov future

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Reports suggest that Dimitar Berbatov's agent is in London for crisis talks as speculation over the player's future continues.

Emil Danchev hopes to meet boss Juande Ramos and chairman Daniel Levy in a bid to thrash out a deal that will see the Bulgarian move to Manchester United.

It is believed that Tottenham will insist on their valuation of Dimitar Berbatov being met before allowing the striker to leave White Hart Lane.

Berbatov missed Saturday's defeat to Sunderland after being deemed psychologically unfit and a threat to dressing-room harmony - and a repeat could see the Bulgaria captain feature in Clive Allen's reserve team.

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is believed to be willing to see Berbatov feature with the reserves if they do not receive a suitable offer for the striker from Manchester United.

Spurs are understood to be looking for at least £30m for the 27-year-old - who has handed in a transfer request in pursuit of a move to Old Trafford - and they are waiting for a bid from United before the end of the transfer window.

Tottenham's next match is Sunday's Barclays Premier League trip to Chelsea, and they will hope Berbatov's future is resolved by then - whether he stays or the club receive funds for Ramos to spend before the following day's summer transfer deadline.

Ramos and Berbatov met last Sunday for more talks about the future of the £10.9million signing from Bayer Leverkusen, who has spent two years with Tottenham.