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Vietnamese side Ho Chi Minh City looking to sign Dimitar Berbatov

Vice President Le Cong Vinh of Ho Chi Minh City FC has revealed that his club is interested in the service of former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Vietnamese side Ho Chi Minh City FC are looking to strengthen their squad for the second half of the 2017 V.League 1 after terminating Rod Dyachenko’s contract.

Berbatov, who scored 94 Premier League goals during spells with United, Spurs and Fulham, insists he still has something to offer.

When asked by the BBC if his professional career was over, Berbatov replied: “No hopefully not.

“I’m trying to find a team, if you want to put it like this. I still feel good. I train, I keep myself fit.”

“When you’re 36 you just want to play a little bit more. I see players my age – Scott Parker is an example – so I can still continue a little bit more.”

The former Bulgaria international has been without a club since leaving Greek outfit PAOK at the end of last season.

If a move materialises in the future, Berbatov will be the first high-profile player to join V.League 1 since Denilson in 2009. The Brazilian winger only made 1 appearance after joining Hai Phong for $5 million.

Southeast Asia has recently been a popular destination for players who has reached the twilight of their careers. Former Premier League stars Michael Essien, Carlton Cole and Peter Odemwingie all joined Indonesia League in the past month.