Both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have denied that the Old Trafford club have bid for striker Dimitar Berbatov.
United executive David Gill said: “We have categorically not made a bid for Dimitar Berbatov.”
Spurs reportedly added: “We have not received an offer and would not accept one if we did – it is as simple as that.”
The Bulgarian’s agent said United had ‘enquired’ while the quotes said ‘bid’. Regardless, Spurs manager Martin Jol is intent on keeping the 26-year-old.
He said: “Berbatov loves me. If he is playing well he gets all the praise and if he is not doing well I have to tell him.
“I had one approach and I said ‘I’d rather die than sell him’.”