Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov [Reuters] Reuters

Tottenham are considering an approach for Arsenal striker target Dimitar Berbatov in the ongoing transfer window, according to Goal.com.

The 32-year-old striker has been linked with a move away from Fulham as the Gunners are reportedly keen on bringing the former Manchester United man to the Emirates in January. Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson has also urged Arsene Wenger in signing Berbatov this month.

The report claims that Berbatov is not looking for a move away from London after having settled down in the English capital. The Bulgarian has less than six months left on his contract at Craven Cottage and is believed to be looking for a move away from his current employers.

Spurs have already agreed a deal with Major League Soccer side Toronto FC for the sale of Jemain Defoe and will leave the north London side on 28 February. This will leave Tim Sherwood with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor as the first choice strikers in the squad.

The White Hart Lane side are looking to bolster their attacking division and have set their sights on Berbatov to strengthen their attack. A move for Berbatov to White Hart Lane will see him replace Defoe in Spurs's squad.

Berbatov left White Hart Lane to join the Premier League champions for a club record transfer fee of £30.8m in 2008. However, the former United man is set for a return to the north London club as Spurs are looking to re-sign their former player in January.

Meanwhile, Berbatov's Fulham teammate has urged Rene Meulensteen to keep hold of the former United striker in order to help them avoid relegation.

"You always want your best players to stay, wherever you are in the Premier League. Whether you are at the bottom, in the middle, or pushing for the championship, you want your best players to be there because you know on their day what they can produce," Sidwell told talkSPORT.

"This year, perhaps because he hasn't scored as many as he would have liked, it comes down to what else he is producing on the pitch. So, if he has not scored, they look at his work rate, the chances he has created. Obviously we haven't had a great run of form this year as a team and he can't be the brunt of that."