FORLAN STAYING IN EUROPE

Inter Milan striker Diego Forlan has suggested that rumours of him looking for a move back to his home continent South America are extremely untrue.

Diego Forlan arrived at Inter Milan in the summer after spending eight successful years with Spanish club Atletico Madrid where he formed a deadly partnership with current Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

The 33-year-old, however, has struggled during this season with Inter Milan. This could be partly down to the fact that Inter Milan, as a club, have been poor the season. Still, Diego Forlan has managed just two goals this season so far.

Further, one of the reasons for Forlan to join Inter Milan was to play regularly in the Champions League, but that looks to be vanishing slightly, as Inter Milan are struggling in the league this season - the latest champions league betting puts them at over 10/1 to qualify for Europe's premier competition next season.

Brazilian club Corinthians have been the vocal club when it comes to actively pursuing Diego Forlan, but he has also been linked with clubs like Flamengo and Santos.

Forlan is regarded as a hero back in South America after helping Uruguay achieve a lot at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Inter Milan have a very ageing squad, and it is very much likely that Forlan could be one of the first names on the transfer list in the summer.

"Neither Corinthians nor Atletico Mineiro have asked me about Forlan. There is no possibility that he will return to South America at this time. He has never hidden the desire to one day play in Brazil, but for now he wants to stay with Inter because he wants to win something in their shirt," said his agent Diego Bolotnicoff to the reporters.

Forlan has made 17 appearances for Inter Milan in the league alone this season, but has managed only two goals.

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