Liverpool discuss swap deal for Atletico Madrid striker Forlan

Liverpool are set for a sensational raid on Atletico Madrid for striker Diego Forlan.

Liverpool are set for a sensational raid on Atletico Madrid for striker Diego Forlan.

Sport says former Manchester United striker Forlan has already agreed personal terms with Liverpool and will be sold by Atletico in the summer.

The Madrid giants are reluctant to go lower than Forlan's current £30 million buyout clause, but a deal for around £20 million could be settled if Liverpool include midfielder Lucas Leiva in their offer.

Despite flopping at United, Forlan is regarded as among the Spanish Liga's best strikers and is threatening Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o for this season's Golden Boot.

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