Manchester United Contact Atletico Madrid Over Transfer For Godin

Diego Godin

Diego Godin has snubbed an approach from Manchester United to stay in Madrid

Godin, 32, has been one of the world's most consistent defenders over the past five years.

Manchester United have reportedly approached Spanish side Atletico Madrid over the possible signing of Uruguayan defender Diego Godin. The Red Devils have been scouring the market for a new defensive addition, but so far have failed to make any progress in their pursuit.

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.

Sources close to the negotiations confirmed on Thursday that officials from United contacted Atletico this week to discuss a deal for Godin, who was entering the final year of his contract. However, Godin has made a decision to snub the offer in favour of a stay at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Shortly after, though, and the rumours simmered down with reports that Godin had personally rejected a move and that he had in fact signed a new contract in Spain.

But Mourinho's hopes were dashed after he was was told the Uruguayan worldwide has agreed a new deal with Atletico Madrid. He was in fantastic form in the World Cup in the summer, with some describing him as the best defender at the tournament. However, the 121-time capped Uruguayan worldwide 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.

Manchester United have endured a seriously frustrating transfer window this summer. As a result, Mourinho has often cut a forlorn figure during the pre-season.

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