Galatasaray president Unal Aysal is launching a charm offensive to bring Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov to Istanbul. Aysal knows he faces competition from AC Milan and PSG to land the Bulgaria international ahead of the January market.

Fanatik says the Gala chief has already held talks with Berba's agent, Emil Dantchev, and is scheduled to meet again with the representative - when he will deliver a promotional DVD of Gala, which will also include a message from Felipe Melo, who signed for the Turks last summer from Juventus.

Aysal hopes to do business with United over Berbatov for around £8 million.