Forlan brushes off Spurs attention

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Diego Forlan is fully focused on the World Cup with Uruguay despite the interest shown in him by Tottenham Hotspur, according to his agent.

The Atletico Madrid striker has also attracted the attention of Marseilles after a fine season for the Spanish side – he scored twice in the Europa League final victory over Fulham – but any transfer negotiations will have to wait until after the World Cup.

His agent, Daniel Bolotnicoff, said: "Forlan is a player who a lot of people are interested about in the European market. Each of the seasons many clubs show interest in him.

"This is not the first time that a Premier League club have wanted to try to buy him back. At the moment, though, he is concentrating on the World Cup finals."

Tottenham are rumoured to be interested in a £20m bid for him, with Roman Pavlyuchenko and Robbie Keane to be sold to pay the fee.

Uruguay have been drawn in Group A at the World Cup, where they will face France, Mexico and South Africa.

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