Atleti could still lose their top scorer this summer eventhough Barca are no interested in his services…
But latest reports from the Daily Mail claim that Manchester City are set to lure the Pichichi winner to Eastlands by buying out his €36 million release clause.
The Citizens are still busy trying to conclude the €29 million [₤25m] transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor from Arsenal, but it is believed that manager, Mark Hughes has placed Forlan on stand-by in case the deal for the Togolese international falls through.
Atletico president, Enrique Cerezo has vehemently stressed over the past month that the club will not be selling Forlan and only an offer to buy out his contract will be sufficient to grant any potential suitors an opportunity to engage in personal talks with the player.
KS Leong, Goal.com