Transfer: Manchester United make shock move for Diego Godin

Diego Godin

The Uruguayan defender would be an alternative to linked names Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire.

He's been an ever present, solidifying himself as one of the finest defenders in the world.

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.

Now that the Godin deal has fallen through, it looks like United won't be signing any new central defenders before this evening's 5pm deadline - a position Jose Mourinho has seen as a priority to strengthen.

As per reports from the Daily Mail, Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin has turned down a chance to join Premier League giants Manchester United on the English transfer deadline day.

"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".

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And The Sun say Manchester United manager Mourinho is livid at Godin's agent, who he believes led the club on.

According to Sky Sports, United are chasing a deal for the Uruguay global.

"So I will have to focus on the players I have".

The newspaper also claimed United have contacted Atletico, with Mourinho determined to bring in one more signing.

Manchester United have until 5 PM BST to get this deal done. However, the 121-time capped Uruguayan global feels settled in the Spanish capital and enjoys an excellent relationship with his current boss Simeone, which has led to him rejecting the English giants' overtures.

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