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No Roar A-League move for Forlan: Cobb

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 12/08/2016 Vince Rugari

Diego Forlan is unlikely to join Brisbane with the A-League club's managing director Daniel Cobb all but ruling out a move for the Uruguayan star.

Roar coach John Aloisi is reportedly keen on signing the 37-year-old as the club's guest marquee player - the same rule that has allowed Melbourne City to snare Tim Cahill.

FFA has also indicated it will be willing to contribute to Forlan's salary if Brisbane is able to bring the former Manchester United and Inter Milan star to the A-League.

However, Cobb said the Roar probably were not in a position to work to Forlan's "timelines", with the 112-cap international needing an answer quickly as he also dealt with interest from the Indian Premier League.

Cobb also claimed it was unclear if the Roar had the financial capacity to meet Forlan's demands - but said it would be no problem if he was majority owner, which he was seeking to become.

"Forlan has a deadline, he wants answers and I don't think we can work with him in timelines," Cobb told AAP.

"The reality is we have two marquee players at the moment and, whether the club can afford to do another player under the guest player system, we're still reviewing that.

"If I owned the club at the moment, I'd be in a different position but, unfortunately, I haven't yet been approved as the owner so decisions around players is not straightforward."

Cobb had previously indicated the Roar's budget included funds for a guest marquee when they were chasing former Socceroo Brett Holman.

Forlan last played for Pearol, his childhood club in Montevideo, and scored eight goals in 31 games in the 2015-16 season.

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