Manchester United plot last ditch move for Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin

Diego Godin

Diego Godin has seemingly rejected a move to Manchester United

A leader and a champion defender, Godin has a huge admirer in Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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.

Manchester United made an eleventh hour effort to sign Uruguayan worldwide Diego Godin, but their advances have been rebuffed by the defender.

A report claims that Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin is a deadline-day target for Manchester United, who have made contact with the Spanish club.

However, Atletico are unlikely to let their captain leave at this late stage of the summer and there are question marks over whether Godin would want to leave the Europa League holders, where he has spent the last 8 years of his career.

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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.

After failing to come close to an agreement with Tottenham over Alderweireld and with Leicester rejecting advances over a deal for Maguire, United are now being linked with a move for Godin, in a deal that would need to be pulled together quickly if it was to beat the 5pm transfer deadline in England.

As a result, United could snap him up in time.

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