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Spurs' £17m deadline day move for La Liga star 'still possible'

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Tottenham have reportedly made a deadline day move for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan.

Spanish newspaper, Marca, reported on Monday afternoon that the north London club had approached Atletico regarding the 31-year-old and Metro claims an offer of around £17 million could be on the table.

Spurs made a shock £38.5 million bid for Forlan's Atleti teammate, Sergio Aguero, on Sunday evening but their offer was rebuffed by the La Liga club.

Athletic Bilbao star Fernando Llorente has also been the subject of interest from Tottenham in the past few days, but it now appears they have settled on Forlan - and respected La Liga expert, Sid Lowe, has claimed a deal is 'still possible'.

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 two 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 two weeks ago.

Tottenham have also been linked with Villarreal star Giuseppe Rossi and Sevilla hotshot Javier Negredo in their pursuit of attacking reinforcements.

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