Aston Villa and Tottenham have been encouraged by comments made by Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan.

"I didn't get much of a chance in England, but if there is a chance to come back and the offer is really good, I'd think about it," the former Manchester United striker told the Daily Star Sunday.

"I enjoyed living and playing in England, so it's still an option."

Villa and Spurs are angling to bring the Uruguay international, who struck twice last night against Levante, back to England in the summer.