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Manchester United Contact Atletico Madrid Over Transfer For Godin

Manchester United Contact Atletico Madrid Over Transfer For Godin

The 32-year-old has been one of the best central defenders in world football since joining Atletico from Villarreal in 2010 and he was once again a star performer for Uruguay at the World Cup this summer.

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

But Mourinho's hopes were dashed after he was was told the Uruguayan worldwide has agreed a new deal with Atletico Madrid.

Manchester United are prepared to make a last ditch attempt to sign Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, report SkySports.

And with another potential target, Yerry Mina, on the verge of finalizing a move to Everton, United made an approach to sign the experienced Godin from Atleti on the deadline day.

Although Jose Mourinho indicated in his press conference on Thursday morning that he wasn't hopeful any deals would be concluded in time for the 5pm deadline, that wasn't enough to stop United being linked with a new name.




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.

Although Godin has a €20 million (£18m/$23.2m) release clause in his current Atletico contract he is happy to stay with Diego Simeone's side beyond the expiry of the existing deal.

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.

'I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to this first couple of matches.

"Behind the scenes, there was a suspicion they were being used as leverage by Godin's representatives to get a new deal from Atletico".