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Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Spanish giants Barcelona, according to the Express.

Reports in Spain suggest the Catalan club are looking for short-term cover for the injured Lionel Messi, and Berbatov is on their list.

While manager Gerardo Martino is confident in the abilities of Neymar and Alexis Sanchez – who scored a brace against England in Chile’s 2-0 win at Wembley last Friday – he remains keen on adding experienced back-up to his squad.

Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and ex-Chelsea star Didier Drogba are also believed to be on Martino’s shortlist, though the possibility of landing Berbatov less expensively comes as a more realistic option.

The 32-year-old ex-Manchester United star could be lured to Spain by the possibility of one final big career move and the shot of playing at the highest levels once more, though it remains to be seen if his wage demands and expectation over regular playing time appeals to Barca.

Messi has been ruled out for the rest of the year with a hamstring tear and is expected to be sidelined for at least eight weeks, after picking up the injury against Real Betis last Sunday.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a summer transfer move for unsettled Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes, according to a report in The Sun.

They claim Barca have agreed to allow the Spain international to leave the Nou Camp a year early from his contract expiring – providing a club will offer 10 million.

Valdes, 31, who was born in Barcelona and has only ever played for the Catalan giants, has declared his intention to experience a “different culture” – and rumours are he is desperate to ply his trade in the English Premier League. The Gunners however might be resultant to match or better the goalkeeper’s current 120,000-a-week wage.

It is reported that Wenger is desperate to snatch a world-class keeper for his Emirates side as he’s not fully confident on Wojciech Szczesny, Vito Mannone and Lukasz Fabianski being the long-term option and he tried in vain to sign Liverpool number one Pepe Reina last year.

Valdes has played over 350 times in La Liga for Barcelona, dominating the gloves at one of the biggest clubs in the world for a decade now. He has won five league medals, two Copa Del Rey’s and the Champions League three times during his time at Barcelona, though his international career has been restricted due to the longevity of Ilker Casillas at Real Madrid.

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