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Berbatov on verge of Fulham move after medical

The Bulgarian will take a wage drop to join the Cottagers while Martin Jol is confident of also securing a deal for Kieran Richardson from Sunderland.

Dimitar Berbatov is on the verge of completing a move to Fulham after undergoing a medical with the Craven Cottage outfit, as confirmed by manager Martin Jol.

Fulham owner Mohamed Al-Fayed is ready to back Jol with a marquee signing following the sale of fan favorite Mousa Dembele to Spurs for 15 million pounds and the likelihood that Clint Dempsey will move before the end of the window.

Berbatov was top scorer in the Premier League two seasons ago but made just 12 league appearances last season, scoring seven goals.

Jol has confirmed that the club is also confident of signing Kieran Richardson from Sunderland before the transfer window closes on Friday.

Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill confirmed that the Wearside outfit had accepted a fee for the wide man on Wednesday with the 27-year-old in the final year of his contract.

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