Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Victor Mcdonald

Manchester United Make Diego Godin Approach

Manchester United Make Diego Godin Approach

Sky Sports News broke that news about United's interest in Godin, but now Sky journalist Kaveh Solhekol has tweeted out stating that Atletico rejected the approach - seemingly nearly instantly.

Manchester United have made Diego Godin their latest target as they continue their attempts to sign a central defender before the transfer deadline. He was in fantastic form in the World Cup in the summer, with some describing him as the best defender at the tournament.

Godin is into the final year of his contract at the Wanda Metropolitano, but Atletico are not actively looking to cash in and will therefore play hardball.

Having signed for the La Liga outfit in 2010, Godin has no intention of leaving this summer and, at the time of writing, he is close to committing his future to Diego Simeone's side.

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United were ready to pay Godin £8m per year in salary and put together an offer for the agent to take to the Atletico Madrid board.

But Mourinho told reporters at the beginning of deadline day that he didn't anticipate any new arrivals at Old Trafford.

Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Jerome Boateng and Kurt Zouma have all been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the last couple of weeks, only for United to reach deadline day without signing any of them.

At his pre-match press conference, Mourinho was asked if he expected any late transfer business.

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