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United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin

10 August, 2018, 05:45 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Report: Manchester United plot last ditch move for Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin

Godin's agent approached United this week while Atletico were playing in Cagliari, saying the player was keen to come to Old Trafford.

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.

Sky Sports News reports that, despite Jose Mourinho's claims on Thursday morning that no further deals are close to being completed, United could yet bring in Godin from Atletico.

Obviously Godin would be a superb short-term addition if United were able to pull it off but it's looking highly unlikely unless things take a drastic change over the next couple of hours.

That quick turnaround has infuriated the Portuguese manager who now believes that the agent's agenda was always to get his 32-year-old client an improved contract.

But Mourinho told reporters at the beginning of deadline day that he didn't anticipate any new arrivals at Old Trafford.

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.

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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