Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson appears confident of landing striker Dimitar Berbatov.
United are reported to have made a Â£22m bid, Spurs however want more.
Ferguson told The Sun: “We have made Tottenham an offer on Berbatov and we have good expectations that this deal will go through.
“Berbatov has been impressive during a long time and would be a great addition to our attack.”
He added: “I think time will work for us more than against us.
“We will not stress this situation. We are hoping to have a constructive conversation with Tottenham in the near future.”