Spurs 'hold talks' over €21m superstar striker

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Tottenham are reportedly closing in on Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan.

According to, the north London club have entered into negotiations over the Uruguayan - who joined Atletico for €21 million three years ago.

Spurs are said to be considering a €10.5 million bid for the 31-year-old but could be put off my his wage demands.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly unwilling to meet the £80,000-per-week touted by Forlan's representatives, which could put the proposed move in doubt.

Forlan has become one of the most feared strikers in Europe since leaving Manchester United for La Liga - enjoying fruitful spells at Villarreal and now Atletico.


The Uruguay international was awarded the Golden Ball at the World Cup after a number of impressive displays, and his goal prowess would add an extra dimension to Tottenham as they fight for silverware on three fronts.

Spurs are known to have been watching Forlan in action of late after Harry Redknapp attended Atletico's Copa Del Rey quarter-final against Real Madrid last week.

However, whilst admitting an interest in the player, the Tottenham manager claimed a deal would not represent financial sense for the White Hart Lane club.

“Diego Forlan has been mentioned but we are not going to get near their wages,” said Redknapp - as reported by

“The chairman would not be paying £100,000 or more a week to players that is for sure.

“Forlan's an interesting player. I didn't speak to anyone about him, I just went and watched the game really.”

Spurs have also been linked with Liverpool target Luis Suarez and Sevilla hotshot Luis Suarez in their pursuit of attacking reinforcements.

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