Galatasaray reveal interest in Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov


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The president of Turkish giants Galatasaray is prepared to foot the bill to rescue striker Dimitar Berbatov from his spot on the bench at Manchester United.

The Bulgarian has said he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer after making only five Premier League starts last season.

The 31-year-old will not be cheap after Manchester side extended his contract this year, but Galatasaray president Unal Aysal has said he is willing to meet that cost if club coach Fatih Terim wants to sign him.

"The Bulgarian is a great forward," Aysal is quoted as saying on

"I want him to join us but, of course, coach Fatih Terim has the final word."

Free-spending French outfit Paris St Germain are rumoured to also be interested, while Berbatov’s former club Bayern Leverkusen have ruled themselves out of the running for the player’s signature.

Berbatov has scored 57 goals in 149 appearances for United since joining from Spurs in 2008 and was the Premier League's top scorer in the 2010/11 title-winning season.