Dimitar Berbatov’s agent revealed today the striker will see out the remaining year of his contract with Fulham.
The Bulgarian has been linked with a move to Russia this summer, with Zenit St Petersburg among the clubs who are interested in signing the 32-year-old striker.
However, agent Emil Danchev says Berbatov (above) will be at Fulham next season, which will come as a relief to manager Martin Jol.
Fulham are desperate to avoid a repeat of last summer, when they lost Mousa Dembele and Clint Dempsey to Tottenham.
“He has another one-year contract with Fulham and he will stay at Fulham until the end of his contract,” said Danchev.
“He’s happy at Fulham and he wants to stay another year. I don’t want to comment on other clubs. Even if there is interest, he’s happy in Fulham and he wants to stay. He will play football for at least two more years.”
Whether Berbatov will remain at Craven Cottage beyond next summer remains uncertain because he is in the latter stages of his career and could be tempted by a move closer to his native country.
Danchev said last month a move to Russia would be an interesting proposition for Berbatov.
“I have heard of interest in Berbatov from Russian clubs in the past and I still hear of them today,” Danchev told Izvestia.
“The Russian League is growing seriously and should soon become one of the leading championships in Europe so to play in that country would be interesting.”