Dimitar Berbatov
Berbatov not leaving Fulham, says manager. Reuters

Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen is confident Dimitar Berbatov will still be at the club come the end of the transfer window amid interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The 31-year-old was largely expected to leave Craven Cottage this month after his agent indicated the striker was unhappy and was looking for a new club.

Both Arsenal and Spurs were both linked with short term moves for the Bulgarian with both clubs face with a potential shortage of strikers in their squad. Jermain Defoe is set to leave Tottenham at the end of February with a lucrative move to Toronto FC in wait, while a season-ending injury to Theo Walcott has had Arsene Wenger scouring the market for potential additions.

But the Gunners' boss indicated he has no plans to sign the former Manchester United striker, leaving the Fulham boss confident of retaining his player Friday's transfer deadline looming.

"I expect him to stay yes, because there has been no interest so far," Meulensteen said, West London Sport report.

Although Tottenham will only have two established centre forwards in Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado once Defoe leaves, the club do not appear to be in any rush to make any further additions to their squad.

But although their manager still has Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo at his disposal, Arsenal remain persistently linked with another forward as the club look to strengthen their grip on top spot in the Premier League.

Fulham meanwhile currently sit just a point clear of the relegation zone and although Muelensteen indicated he is happy with his current options up front, could not rule out further moves as the week progresses.

"Not at the moment, no, because we have Darren Bent, Hugo Rodallega and Bebatov," the Fulham boss responded when asked if he was planning on bringing another striker in.

"They always say the transfer window is a month, but it is not a month – it is one week and 24 hours, that is what it comes down too. We'll have to wait and see."