Tottenham are ready to move for Diego Forlan after the striker was put up for sale by Atletico Madrid.

The Mirror says Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp had a £17million bid rejected in January for the former Manchester United man, who turns 32 next month.

But Forlan is ready to quit and Atletico ­president Enrique Cerezo has flown to Turkey to ­negotiate the possible sale of the South American to Besiktas.

With Spurs looking to strengthen their attack after going five games without a goal, the moves by Atletico open the door for White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy to intervene.

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