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Spurs on the road to nowhere

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By ESPN Staff
Nov 5, 2007

Comolli: Spurs won't sell Berbatov in January

Tottenham sporting director Damien Comolli is confident Dimitar Berbatov will not be looking to move in January following a meeting with the Bulgaria striker's agent. Berbatov attracted interest from Manchester United over the summer but has not repeated the form of his debut season after netting only twice this term as Spurs struggle towards the foot of the Premier League. The 26-year-old has been accused of having poor body language and appeared reluctant to warm-up as a substitute during the defeat to Newcastle, with suggestions he wanted to move. Berbatov's agent, Emil Dantchev, travelled to England this weekend to meet Comolli, with Spurs' sporting director assured the £10.9million signing from Bayer Leverkusen was not playing for a transfer. 'It is simply not an issue,' said Comolli. 'I met with Dimitar's agent today and he assured me Dimitar is not looking for a move in January and simply wants to concentrate on helping the team push up the table. 'He is on a long-term contract with us and Juande (Ramos) sees him as an important part of our plans.' With Spurs' Champions League hopes fading fast, Berbatov's future is expected to be uncertain again at the end of the season. It has been widely reported he will be halfway through his four-year deal at the end of the season, and his value may be affected by the length of his deal. New boss Juande Ramos dropped Berbatov to the bench on Saturday against Middlesbrough but the striker could feature against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the UEFA Cup this week.