Dimitar Berbatov has claimed Sir Alex Ferguson has told him he can leave Manchester United for £5million ($F14m), but insists he has not been told why he has no future at Old Trafford.
The Bulgarian forward, United's £30.75m ($F86.57m) record signing, is set to fly to South Africa with Ferguson's under-strength squad today for the first leg of their pre-season tour.
United have triggered an option to extend Berbatov's contract this summer in order to prevent the 31-year-old from leaving as a free agent at the end of his previous deal, which expired on June 30.
But with no firm offers having been made for the former Tottenham forward, Berbatov admits he will travel to Durban today with no idea as to why he has become surplus to requirements at United.
Speaking on his official Facebook page, Berbatov said: "The truth is, I love this club, but I am not going to be useful to anyone if I am not playing.
"And I want to play, I want to help, but for unknown reasons it's not going to happen, or my chances will be limited, so it's better for everyone if we say goodbye.
"If not, I am professional and I will keep doing everything I can, to help my team and my team-mates, whenever I have opportunity to do so."
Having only been handed a 12-month contract by United, Berbatov admits that his transfer valuation has been reduced by the club.
He said: "Because I am tired of speculation, I am telling you this. I read the papers and I see they say 10 million pounds is my price.