Manchester United Contact Atletico Madrid Over Transfer For Godin

Manchester United Contact Atletico Madrid Over Transfer For Godin

Manchester United Contact Atletico Madrid Over Transfer For Godin

Manchester United have offered to trigger Diego Godin's £18m release clause and pay him £8.1m-per-season but the defender is set to stay at Atletico Madrid, according to ESPN.

Mourinho is desperate for the signing of a new defender but has failed to find one so far.

Diego Godin in action for Atletico Madrid.

There is no word yet as to whether or not the Manchester club have made an official bid for the defender.

The 32-year-old has been one of the best central defenders in world football since joining Atletico from Villarreal in 2010 and he was once again a star performer for Uruguay at the World Cup this summer.

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.

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When asked about the contract, Freeland said the government "looks forward" to hearing from Riyadh about the future of the deal. Riyadh on Sunday recalled its ambassador from Canada and gave the Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia 24 hours to leave.

Manchester United have until 5 PM BST to get this deal done.

On Thursday morning, several reports claimed that United had contacted Atletico in the hopes of adding Godin to their squad before the 5pm deadline. In a press conference, Mourinho said, "I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so it is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".

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

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

The Portuguese is desperately seeking reinforcements for his defence on the eve of the campaign with summer-long interest in Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire failing to result in moves ahead of deadline day. 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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