Atletico allows Forlan to talk to Inter

Atletico Madrid has given Diego Forlan permission to negotiate a

possible transfer away from the Spanish club, with the Uruguay

striker reportedly set to replace Samuel Eto’o at Inter Milan.

Atletico says Forlan won’t feature in Thursday’s Europa League

match at Guimaraes after asking coach Gregorio Manzano to omit him

from the team ”because he is evaluating the possibility of signing

for another team.” Manzano approved the request.

Forlan has been linked with Inter in a move dependent on Eto’o

joining to Anzhi Makhachkala. The Cameroon striker signed for the

Russian club on Tuesday.

Forlan was voted the best player at last year’s World Cup and

has helped Atletico to Europa League and European Supercup triumphs

since joining in 2007.