Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov joined Manchester United from Tottenham in 2008. REUTERS REUTERS

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has emerged as a £15m January target for Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, according to the player's agent.

Berbatov, 30, has found himself marginalised at Old Trafford following the emergence of Manchester United team-mates Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck.

Mega-rich Anzhi have been linked with Berbatov for a number of weeks and the Manchester United striker's agent admits his client would be open to a move.

"We would be interested when Anzhi make a concrete offer," Emil Danchev told the Daily Mirror. "We will sit down with Dimitar and ponder this.

"I don't know if Dimitar is happy in Manchester. He plays, then he just sits on the bench."

Manchester United are expected to offload the Bulgarian in January, particularly with Anzhi prepared to pay half of the £30m fee Sir Alex Ferguson paid for the striker in 2008.

Galatasary are also interested in Berbatov after the Turkish club's president, Unal Aysal, confirmed the striker was one of a number of players they are looking at.

"We're not just looking at Berbatov: we're interested in a number of players," Unal told Hurriyet earlier this month. "Yes, we're thinking of forwards, but now is far too early.

"We can only get in contact and decide at the end of December, when the time comes. We have four or five players in mind."

Berbatov, whose contract expires next summer, stands to earn almost £7.5m a season with Anzhi, according to reports.