Diego Godin REJECTS chance to make late move to Manchester United

Report: Manchester United plot last ditch move for Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin

A leader and a champion defender, Godin has a huge admirer in Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United are prepared to make a last ditch attempt to sign Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, report SkySports.

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.

The 32-year-old is a crucial cog in Diego Simeone's Atleti team and showed his class with a superb campaign at the World Cup with Uruguay, as they reached the quarter-finals.

The Uruguayan centre-half would have been able to move for just £17.5 million this summer and it's easy to see why Jose Mourinho viewed him as a short-term solution to the problem in the heart of the Red Devils' back four.

Diego Godin in action for Atletico Madrid.

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According to Sky Sports, United are chasing a deal for the Uruguay worldwide.

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

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

In his press conference ahead of Friday's season opener against Leicester City, the Portuguese did not sound optimistic about his club's chances of signing anyone before the transfer window slams shut.

"I've been told in the past few minutes Godin's agent was actually the one who approached United this week, saying the player was keen to come to Old Trafford and a deal could be done".

"Behind the scenes, there was a suspicion they were being used as leverage by Godin's representatives to get a new deal from Atletico".

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