Forlanâ€™s hopes of joining Atletico Mineiro have been dashed after the Brazilian club baulked at the Inter strikerâ€™s wage demands.
â€śIt was impossible to reach an agreement with the lad,â€ť said President Alexandre Kalil on Globoesporte. â€śHe would earn â‚¬10m over two seasons at Inter, but we cannot possibly guarantee him similar figures here.â€ť
There had been reports that Atletico Mineiro proposed â‚¬2m per season for a three-year contract.
â€śThere was no deal with Forlan. We negotiated, but could not reach a compromise. Our fans might want him at all costs, but we cannot go beyond our means.â€ť