Lazio are planning a January bid for Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov. says Lazio chiefs see the former Manchester United centre-forward as an ideal long-term replacement for Miroslav Klose, who will leave Rome at the end of this season.

Berbatov infamously pulled out of a move to Bologna last year, but Lazio are hoping to convince the Bulgarian about a career swansong in Italy.

Fulham boss Martin Jol will be reluctant to lose the striker midway through season.

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