United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin

United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin

But United appear to still be trying to bring in a top defender with attention suddenly turning to Godin.

The 32-year-old has plied his trade in the Spanish capital since 2010 following a switch from Villarreal.

He said: "A bit more now on Manchester United's approach for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, or was it Diego Godin approaching Manchester United?"

The news comes just hours after manager Jose Mourinho outlined that the club would be making no additions to the squad on transfer deadline day.

Jose Mourinho is desperate to land a central defender before the window closes on Thursday and had hoped that the 32-year-old Godin, who was named in the 2018 World Cup dream team after leading Uruguay to the quarter-finals, could be the answer to his problems.

The Red Devils have found it extremely hard to sign a new center-back this summer as another defender has rejected a move to the Old Trafford.

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Godin in action for Atletico Madrid.

United made contact with Atletico this morning about the veteran's availability, but the enquiry was quickly rebuffed.

"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".

It seems Man Utd have also made an audacious attempt to sign Godin as ESPN are one of several outlets reporting they have made it clear to Atletico Madrid they are willing to meet the defender's £18m release clause.

The Portuguese has made three signings this summer - Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant - but has so far been frustrated in his search for a centre-back.

Signing Godin at this late stage would be incredible business by United, but it is also highly hard.

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