Diego Forlan is shocked he is ineligible to play for Inter Milan in the Champions League.

Forlan is blocked from the competition after turning out of Atletico Madrid in the Europa League qualifiers.

"When I understood that I was on the market and negotiations had started with the Nerazzurri, I decided not to play in the Europa League against Guimaraes," Forlan told Spanish radio.

"They told me all I had to do was not step on to the field against the Portuguese side in the play-off to ensure I wouldn't compromise my chances of playing in the Champions League with Inter.

"The truth is, I didn't understand the situation. I did not know the rules properly and thought that would be enough. I was told it was OK."

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