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Forlan claims Inter offer

August 16, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Forlan has been quoted as claiming Inter Milan are interested in securing his services and have been in contact with an offer.

Diego Forlan
GettyImagesDiego Forlan's future has been the subject of conjecture

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Forlan, 32, has been linked with a move away from Vicente Calderon, and Inter have been mooted as an interested party in the Uruguay international ahead of Samuel Eto'o's proposed move to Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia.

Atletico have already sold Sergio Aguero to Manchester City for £38 million during the current transfer window, and the club are said to be targeting Porto striker Falcao as a replacement for the Argentine.

And it seems the potential arrival of Falcao could determine Forlan's future after general manager Miguel Angel Gil Marin said Atletico "would listen to offers for Forlan" should Falcao arrive.

Forlan told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I have received an offer from the Nerazzurri [Inter]. It would be like a dream come true to move to Milan and play for Inter.

"The only Turkish team that has contacted me are Galatasaray. They're a great club. I haven't been in touch with Besiktas or Fenerbahce. There's not much difference between Turkey and the rest of Europe financially. Turkey is a great country and it would be nice to play there some day."

However, the striker's agent, Daniel Bolotnicoff, told Marca on Tuesday: "Diego has not spoken to any journalists during his holiday. Anyway, for the moment, we have received no proposal from Inter. We have never entered into negotiations with them."