​West Ham and Aston Villa are being linked with a shock move for former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

​The Daily Star are reporting that the Bulgarian striker, who has been without a club since leaving PAOK in May, has flown to England to discuss any potential moves.

Berbatov has plied his trade all across Europe in his career and could provide the experience both West Ham and Villa need.

Bulgaria's Dimitar Berbatov, Manchester

Bulgarian publication Gong are claiming, via ​the Birmingham Mail, that West Ham are thinking of offering the 36-year-old a short-term-deal until the end of the season, with an option of a further six month extension.

Villa on the other hand won't be able to offer the kind of wages the Hammers will but do offer a greater chance of first team football.

One player that could sway Berbatov's mind is Scott Hogan. The Brentford striker has been a target for both Slavan Bilic and Steve Bruce this month.

However, it looks like Hogan is on his way to Villa Park, in a deal that could use up funds that could've been used in any potential deal.

With the Hammers missing out on Hogan, Berba could be brought in as a cheaper option to help Bilic bolster his squad, as they try and climb up the Premier League table.

Despite being 36 years of age, Berba's style of play means that the striker still possesses all of the qualities that made him a hit at White Hart Lane and Old Trafford.

Whether a deal actually materialises remains to be seen, but it wouldn't be the most bizarre deal that has happened on deadline day.