Diego Godin rejects Manchester United deadline day approach

Man Utd transfer news Jose Mourinho is furious over tactics used by Diego Godin

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Manchester United made an eleventh hour effort to sign Uruguayan global 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. 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.

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.

United, as their defensive signing options were drying up, made a late attempt to sign the Uruguay global.

Man Utd transfer news Diego Godin was linked with a switch to Old Trafford
GETTY Man Utd transfer news Diego Godin was linked with a switch to Old Trafford

Godin, the captain of the Uruguay national side, is widely considered to be one of the best defenders in the world, and at 32, has plenty of experience.

Sky Sports also revealed that Manchester United's search for a defender has not gone according to the plans this summer. It is understood that the defender is likely to sign a new contract with Los Rojiblancos instead.

Having been linked with moves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina this summer, United suddenly began showing an interest in Chelsea's Kurt Zouma late on Wednesday night.

But Mourinho's hopes were dashed after he was was told the Uruguayan global has agreed a new deal with Atletico.

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