According to reports out of Italy and Spain, Atlético striker Diego Forlán appears set to join Inter Milan for a fee of €5 million, while Wolfsburg’s Diego Ribas is said to be close to finalising a move to the Vicente Calderón. Atleti have also reportedly taken Liverpool midfielder Dani Pacheco on loan with a purchase option, though he will be playing at Rayo Vallecano this season.
Atlético continue to look for players to fill the void that’s been left by Sergio Agüero’s departure, but so far with little success. Last week the reliable Spanish news agency EFE reported that Atleti had made a €12m approach for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. Today we made a new offer, says AS, but Espanyol still won’t budge. The Catalans are holding out for €20m for the 25-year old, but might be willing to drop their prize a bit if Atleti persist.