Fiorentina are closing in on a £5 million deal for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

The Sun says Berbatov, 31, is interested in the move, having been all but sidelined at Old Trafford for the past year.

He started only 11 games last season - and just five in the Premier League.

Berbatov is now even further from a first-team starting place following the signing of £22million arrival of Robin van Persie.