Atletico Madrid goal-machine Diego Forlan is still attracting interest this summer, according to the Spanish media. The Uruguayan front-man netted just 10 league goals in 63 appearances in a frustrating two-and-a-half years with Manchester United from 2002-04. However, since leaving Old Trafford the 30-year-old has re-established himself as one of the most lethal forwards in la Liga, netting 54 league goals in 104 outings for Villarreal and a further 48 in 69 for present club Atletico Madrid. His 32 league goals for the rojiblancos in 2008/09 earned him both the Pichichi trophy as top-scorer in la Liga, as well as the Golden Shoe for being the deadliest marksman in Europe - trophies he also picked up as a Villarreal player. And as a result, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and Barcelona were just some of the clubs being linked with a move for the talisman. Forlan's agent, Daniel Bolotnicoff, has repeatedly insisted that there has been no approach for the striker's services But, according to Spanish daily AS, both Chelsea and City are still keen on bringing the forward back to England, with Barca and Real also in the running. The Uruguayan is believed to be valued at around £30 million, with Atletico Madrid said to be readying a new offer for their prize asset in order to keep him at the Vicente Calderon next season. NEWS: Forlan crazy for Barcelona move NEWS: Forlan scoops second Golden Shoe gong NEWS: Forlan hints at Premier League return NEWS: Atletico dismiss Forlan City switch rumours
16 July 2009
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