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Spurs dealt striker blow in pursuit of former United star

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Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow in pursuit of striker Diego Forlan.

The former Manchester United forward has been heavily linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid this summer, with White Hart Lane a possible destination for the 32-year-old.

Harry Redknapp is known to be in the striker, and Spurs had a bid rejected for the player in the closing stages of the January transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur were again thought to be pursuing their interest in the player, but Forlan himself has stated he's happy in Spain and not seeking a move.

"I have two years left on my contract," said the former Red Devil.

"There are rumours that the club are looking to ship me out, but I'm relaxed. I have two years left on my contract and I aim to fulfil that."

Forlan's first spell in the Barclays Premier League was far from spectacular, joining Manchester United from Independiete for £6.9 million back in 2009.

His three years at Old Trafford were largely disappointing, although crucial goals against Liverpool made him a firm Manchester United fans favourite.


 

Sir Alex Ferguson would sell the player to Villarreal from Manchester United in 2004, but the Uruguayan has since flourished in La Liga.

A move to the Vicente Calderon in 2007 only improved the player's impressive strike rate in Spain, creating interest from a number of clubs across Europe, including Galatasaray.

Spurs are thought to be leading the pack from England, although the recent remarks make the likelihood of a move to north London unlikely for Redknapp.

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