According to Terek Grozny’s vice-president Haidar Alkhanov his club are currently in negotiations over a transfer for Diego Forlán. Alkhanov could not confirm if an offer had been made to Atlético yet, but admitted negotiations with the Uruguayan’s representatives are ongoing.
The club from Chechnya are backed up by the local government and have recently gone on a spending spree, after attracting manager Ruud Gullit to sign for the club.
Apparently Terek are willing to double Forlán’s wages, who currently earns an annual salary between five and six million euros in Madrid. In Russia the league starts later this month and with the transfer window still open the transfer could be completed soon. This was confirmed by Alkhanov, who said he hopes to “resolve the issue today or tomorrow.”
An unidentified source from within the Russian club told the transfer is close to completion:
“The transfer of Forlán to Terek is almost 100% done. He should arrive in Grozny tomorrow to sign the contract”, he said.
Although we believe the interest from Terek is genuine, we must stress that Atlético and Forlán himself have not yet commented on these rumours. In the coming days we’ll find out if the reports from Russia are legit.