Berbatov moved from Manchester United to Fulham for £5million on Friday, but only after Sir Alex Ferguson had hinted he could be bound for White Hart Lane. Emil Danchev, the 31-year-old's representative, has revealed there was interest from Spurs, who signed Berbatov from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006 before selling him to United for £19.9million profit two years later. "We were in touch with Tottenham at the last moment," Danchev told reporters at a press conference with Berbatov held in Sofia.
Berbatov provoked the ire of Fiorentina and Juventus for allegedly breaking promises to join both Serie A clubs in favour of staying in the Premier League. Danchev defended Berbatov and revealed there was considerable interest in from various clubs.
"I cannot make promises on behalf of my client whoever they might be because my work principle is to create opportunities and options," he said.
"The choice belongs to the person who makes the decision. We discussed all three options. Nobody promised anybody anything.
"Fiorentina had a desire to get Dimitar to sign with them. We went as far as negotiating all conditions.
"But other than that, I've also spoken with three Turkish clubs, three Italian clubs, three English clubs, and three German clubs."
Fulham duo Mousa Dembele and Clint Dempsey moved to White Hart Lane last week, the latter a late deadline-day transfer completed once interest from Liverpool had waned. Cottagers boss Martin Jol has revealed that Berbatov was looking forward to playing alongside Dembele, only to discover that he had been sold to Tottenham.