Diego Forlan is “hours away from joining Inter,” admitted Atletico Madrid manager Gregorio Manzano.
The striker was already dropped from a friendly last week so he could continue negotiations for the transfer and a deal looks to have been struck.
“Forlan is hours away from completing the transfer,” said Manzano during today's Press conference ahead of a Liga game with Osasuna.
“Diego already did not come with us to Portugal and you know the reason. He won't be here tomorrow either.
“He is busy in talks with Inter, the situation is public and everyone knows what's going on. I didn't call him up for the game because we expect the matter to be resolved within hours.
“Forlan is no longer part of our squad, as he will go to Inter. I prefer for our game against Osasuna to include those who are concentrated 100 per cent on Atletico Madrid.”