Atletico Madrid reject Real's offer for striker
Atletico Madrid have rejected an offer from "eternal rival" Real for Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan.Madrid – Atletico Madrid rejected an offer from cross-town rivals Real for Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan, a Spanish newspaper reported on Friday.
After failing to sign striker David Villa from Valencia, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez offered Atletico EUR 36 million for Forlan, the ABC newspaper said.
Atletico president Miguel Angel Gil rejected the offer, saying he would never agree to sell last season's top scorer in the Spanish league to the club's "eternal rival".
Real then switched their attention to French side Lyon's Karim Benzema, who last month joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka at the club.
AFP / Expatica