Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov [Reuters] Reuters

Arsenal are preparing a bid of £2m in signing striker Dimitar Berbatov from Fulham, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 32-year-old's contract with the Cottagers is due to expire at the end of the season and will be hoping to acquire some amount for the striker before he walks out of Craven Cottage on a free transfer.

Arsene Wenger is looking to add to his strike force while the transfer window is open and sees the Bulgarian as a perfectly viable option. The Frenchman's squad is suffering the wear and tear of the season as he has lost both his strikers to injuries over the festive period.

Olivier Giroud picked up an ankle injury in the victory away at Newcastle United while Nicklas Bendtner sprained his ankle while scoring the Gunners's first goal in their 2-0 victory against Cardiff City on the first day of 2014.

Wenger is also without Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil who have been Arsenal's key performers this season. The two have been sidelined with thigh and shoulder injuries respectively.

Former Arsenal winger Perry Groves has also given his thumbs up to the Arsenal manager while urging him to sign the accomplished Bulgarian in this transfer window.

Berbatov has proven his calibre in the Premier League since signing for Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in 2006.

His sensational displays for Spurs over two seasons prompted Sir Alex Ferguson to shell out a club-record fee of £30.8m in the summer of 2008 to acquire his signature for Manchester United.

A poor 2011/12 campaign saw the former Spurs player make only 12 appearances in the league for the Red Devils. Berbatov moved to Fulham in the following season for £5m after agreeing a two-year deal.

The Gunners are on top of the league table after 20 matches with 45 points. Wenger wants to add a complete striker to his squad who will lead Arsenal's title charge this season.

"He [Bendtner] sprained his ankle, [for] how long we don't know but it looks weeks. We have Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott who can play striker but over the longer period we want more specialists to play through the middle. With two players injured it is difficult. Don't be too quick at the moment, we will just say we have two centre forwards injured," Wenger explained.