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Botafogo interested in signing Internacional forward Diego Forlán

Forlán could be wearing a new kit next season

Botafogo are trying to sign Internacional striker Diego Forlán according to Lance, who also believe President Mauricio Assumpção is pushing for the deal to go through.

The main barrier stopping Fogão from signing the former Manchester United player is his wages as the forward receives around £700,000 per month at Colorado.

That figure is similar to what Clarence Seedorf receives and might cause problems for Botafogo financially. They are in need of a big name signing though ahead of their Copa Libertadores campaign.

Forlán has a contract with Internacional until July 2015 but suffered a disappointing Brasileirão season only appearing on 15 occasions, although he did find the net five times.

Botafogo have never properly replaced Sebastián Abreu, a favourite with the fans, who left in 2012 and Forlán could be the man to properly fill that void.

In the Brasileirão, Rafael Marques and Elias were top scorers with ten goals each for Fogão but they will hope a new star forward can inspire them to Copa Libertadores success, maybe Forlán is that man.


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