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Atletico Madrid chief Gil Marin: Florentino wanted Forlan for Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin has revealed they rejected an offer from Real Madrid in the summer for Diego Forlan.

"(Real president) Florentino Perez called me and told me he wanted to buy Diego Forlan and would include several players in return," said Gil Marin.

"Players such as Gabriel Heinze, Javier Saviola, Alvaro Negredo and some Dutch players were all mentioned. But we could never sell a player to our worst enemy. The support of our fans is more important than anything."

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