Atletico Madrid rejects Al Wasl offer for Forlan

AP , Thursday 26 May 2011

Dubai’s Al Wasl says Atletico Madrid has rejected its offer for Uruguay striker Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan
Atletico Madrid's Diego Forlan (Photo: Reuters)

Al Wasl, which recently hired Argentine legend Diego Maradona as coach, said in a statement Thursday that it had offered to take Forlan on a one-year loan.

It said Atletico Madrid had rejected several offers, adding that the “Spanish side constantly increased the player’s price tag and created obstacles that made the deal impossible.”

The club has said it wants to bolster its squad now that Maradona has signed a two-year contract

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