Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan is a top target for Real Madrid.

Real president Florentino Perez is turning to the former Manchester United forward after being frustrated over Valencia's £40 million asking price for David Villa.

Forlan is aware of Real's interest and also knows that he would be guaranteed a regular start in Madrid with new GM Jorge Valdano ready to cash in on both Ruud van Nistelrooy and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar this summer, says AS.