Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan's agent is engaged in talks with Inter, the player's father has revealed.
The Uruguay international has been strongly linked with a new challenge after a season in which he struggled to hit top form under Quique Sanchez Flores.
Inter have been suggested as the likeliest destination for the 32-year-old as the Italian giants look for a replacement for the Anzhi Makhachkala-bound Samuel Eto'o.
And while Forlan's agent was quoted on Saturday as saying he had not been contacted by Inter, it appears that the latest developments in the Eto'o saga have forced the Serie A side to move in quickly for the former Manchester United forward.
"I would like him to go to Inter because they are a great team," Pablo Forlan told 1410 AM Libre. "His representative is negotiating for him in Milan and Diego is waiting, anxious that it will be solved."
The striker's father added that his son will undoubtedly leave the Vicente Calderon this summer and lashed out at Atletico for the manner in which they treat players.
"Atletico should coddle their stars a little more, they did not do that with Sergio Aguero [who joined Manchester City this summer), and they aren’t doing it with Diego, who has given his all for this team and now he is not happy," he noted.
"A clear example is that Real Madrid buy in order to improve, while Atletico sell and do not invest in winning the league. Instead of corralling their idols and keeping them there, they sell them.
"If Diego does not go to Inter, he will go to another club - I do not know which one, but it is 100 per cent sure he will not stay at Atletico.
"His cycle (at Atletico) is over, though he still has a contract."