Atletico Madrid reject Man Utd approach for Godin - Simeone key

Atletico Madrid reject Man Utd approach for Godin - Simeone key

The 32-year-old has plied his trade in the Spanish capital since 2010 following a switch from Villarreal.

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.

United manager Jose Mourinho spoke earlier in the day to say he was not confident about his chances of signing a player today, however, Sky have revealed that United are in for the Atletico Madrid defender.

With this in mind, a move for the 32-year-old Uruguayan worldwide would make sense.

United had offered to pay his release clause and £150,000 a week but Godin is intrinsic to Diego Simeone's plans and settled in Madrid.

Manchester United have been linked to Diego Godin.

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With Godin snubbing the Red Devils, Leicester not willing to budge on their stance with regard to Maguire and Alderweireld's move dependent on Spurs being able to bringing in a replacement before the deadline, a new defender arriving at the Old Trafford before the window closes is starting to look highly improbable.

Though the Uruguay global was flattered by United's interest he has opted to stay at Atletico.

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

Godin is the new addition to the list of center-backs Manchester United have failed to sign this season.

The report claims United also offered to double Godin's wages to £8.1m-per-season after tax but unfortunately they have not been given any encouragement that a deal can be done before today's 5pm deadline.

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.

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