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Martin O’Neill’s Aston Villa make the trip to Iceland this evening to face Hafnarfjordur in a crucial UEFA Cup qualifier. Click here for the latest odds!

Tottenham manager Juande Ramos is hopeful that Dimitar Berbatov will stay at White Hart Lane, but he has yet to decide if the striker will play in Saturday’s Premiership opener against Middlesbrough.

Speculation has linked Manchester United with a £25million bid for Berbatov, but Spurs appear unwilling to sell.

And Ramos has hinted that the 27-year-old is not certain to start against Boro, telling Sky Sports News: “48 hours is a long time before I make that decision.

“There are two days to go. A lot can happen.

“I’ll look at the team, I’ll wait until the last training session, and see how he is and how everyone is and that is when I’ll make that decision.”

Ramos has reiterated his desire to see the Bulgarian forward stay.

“He is our player. He is at our club. He is a fantastic player so it would be great for him to stay,” Ramos continued.

“He is an absolute pro. He has been working independently from anything outside of football.

“Any speculation has been handled by his agent and he has been getting on with training professionally.

Ramos is also adamant that he does not have a problem with Berbatov’s agent, adding: “He is just doing his job as you expect.”

Martin O’Neill’s Aston Villa make the trip to Iceland this evening to face Hafnarfjordur in a crucial UEFA Cup qualifier. Click here for the latest odds!

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