Man City launch bid for Berbatov
Berbatov has admitted he is keen to leave Spurs to play in the Champions League
Manchester City have made a bid in excess of £30m to sign Spurs' Dimitar Berbatov from under the noses of rivals United, BBC Sport understands.
The striker, 27, has been linked with Manchester United all summer, but the Red Devils have been reluctant to pay Tottenham's asking price.
But City's new owners Abu Dhabi United Group have tabled a serious bid.
"We have made an offer and I think it's agreed between ourselves and Spurs," boss Mark Hughes told Sky Sports.
"Now it's up to the boy to decide."
City are also believed to eyeing Valencia striker David Villa and Stuttgart's Mario Gomez.
I wanted the resources to compete at the top table and it looks like that's what I have got
The club chased the signature of Brazilian star Ronaldinho before he decided to join AC Milan.
It seems highly unlikely that Berbatov would opt to move to Eastlands after admitting his desire to play Champions League football was the reason for his wish to leave Tottenham.
But with time running out on a move to Old Trafford before the transfer window closes, Berbatov could be left with a decision to join the City revival or mend his bridges at Spurs.
Hughes, who said he expects to meet with Berbatov on Monday, admitted the turnaround in the club's fortunes has surprised both himself and the fans.