Fiorentina want Berbatov money back
Fiorentina have demanded money back from Dimitar Berbatov after the striker's last-ditch decision not to join them but move to Fulham instead.
The Serie A club, who last week issued a statement attacking Berbatov for his actions, now want him to refund the cost of plane tickets used by the player and agent Emil Dantchevto take them to Florence for a medical.
But the duo never arrived as Berbatov, 31, opted to re-join Martin Jol - his manager during a highly productive spell at Tottenham - at Craven Cottage.
The Viola referred to the plane tickets in the statement issued after the deal had fallen through, saying: "[We thought] the player had embarked, accompanied by his attorney, on a flight - tickets paid for by Fiorentina - to Florence. But the player never arrived in Florence."
Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Prade, speaking to Radio Blu this week, took another swipe at the striker and said: "I'm happy he didn't arrive. I've never seen anything like it. We want the plane ticket refunded and will certainly demand that reimbursement from his agent, 100%."
However, Prade admitted that signing Berbatov "would have been the icing on the cake of an excellent transfer window... but we are happy as we are."