Spurs losing hope of hanging on to Berbatov
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Tottenham fully expect Manchester United to renew their efforts to sign Dimitar Berbatov and have privately dismissed the notion that Sir Alex Ferguson has turned his sights to Thierry Henry. Spurs remain pessimistic that they will be able to hang on to their striker after another lacklustre display by the Bulgarian against Roma at White Hart Lane on Sunday suggested his heart is no longer in it.
It is understood Henry has had no indication, either from his club Barcelona, or direct from United, that Ferguson has an interest in him. Despite the perception that Henry, 31 on Sunday, had a difficult first season in Spain, he was the club's top goalscorer with 19 in all competitions and the club are in no mood to let him leave having sold Ronaldinho. Sources close to the player have indicated that he has no intention of joining United.
That leaves United with a deal to do over Berbatov before the end of the month, with Ferguson admitting there was "an issue with scoring goals" after the Community Shield game against Portsmouth had to be settled on penalties following a goalless draw.
In the meantime, Gary Neville has announced his intention is to win a second consecutive Champions League with United, a feat that has never been achieved by any club with the competition in its current format. "As a club we've never won the European Cup two years on the trot so we must step up to the plate if we want to achieve that," Neville said.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Video of Irish 'professional boxer' fighting Istanbul neighbourhood goes viral in Turkey
- 2 Novel Scarlett Johansson tried to ban, Grégoire Delacourt’s The First Thing You See, to be published in UK
- 3 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say
- 4 Russia 'accidentally reveals' number of its soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine
- 5 Carol Vorderman reveals she is 'covered in burns' after she fell off her treadmill while running naked
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs