Diego Forlan On Barcelona Summer Agenda - Report

Barcelona's summer rebuilding plans may not have started, but Diego Forlan could become involved when they do...
Diego Forlan is on Barcelona's wanted list for the summer, as they look to bolster their front line should two current stars leave the club, according to a report.

The Blaugrana are keen to discover how much Atletico de Madrid would want for the 29-year-old goalscorer, as preparations continue at Camp Nou, despite the club currently playing for the treble, according to Marca.

Samuel Eto'o is rumoured to be ready to leave, with the current soundbytes all designed to prevent the squad from being distracted in the season run-in.

Coach Pep Guardiola is known to prefer a more physical player up front than David Villa, despite rumours to the contrary, and that is why he might be keen on Forlan.

Forlan has two years left on his current Atletico contract, but should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League next term, then he may consider looking for a new club next term.

With Franck Ribery set to move to Barça in the summer to bolster the flanks, a new striker could also be on the cards and while the former Manchester United and Villarreal forward is being considered, there are other names in the hat too.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of those, but his fee and wage demands would outweigh any deal that Atletico or Forlan would call for, and the Swede could price himself out of a move.

Forlan has a buy-out clause of €36 million but, if the Blaugrana can offer even half that, then they should be able to open negotiations with Atletico.

Lucas Brown, Goal.com