Big-spending Malaga are chasing Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

The Daily Star Sunday says Berbatov s a target for mega-money Spanish outfit Malaga after being told that Manchester United have delayed opening contract talks with the Bulgarian.

United chief David Gill said they wanted to keep Berbatov but the inference is that he is on trial. That news has alerted Malaga's Arab owners who have already splashed out on Ruud van Nistelrooy, Joaquin and Jeremy Toulalan.

They failed in a bid to grab Chelsea's Didier Drogba yet the Spaniards have plenty left in their budget to make a bid for Berbatov, who would cost significantly less than the £30.75million United paid Spurs for him in 2008.

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