Diego Godin rejects United as Mourinho issues grim update

In terms of recent weeks, the focus has been on Jose Mourinho's quest to bolster the club's defensive options and secure a new centre-back.

Having signed for the La Liga outfit in 2010, Godin has no intention of leaving this summer and, at the time of writing, he is close to committing his future to Diego Simeone's side.

Manchester United want a new defender.

Godin appears settled in Spain and ESPN suggest the South American is more likely to sign a new contract at the Metropolitano Stadium than to push for a late move to Old Trafford during the closing stages of the window.

In their search for a center-back, Manchester United have reached Madrid and have reportedly asked about the availability of Atletico Madrid captain, Diego Godin.

The situation all seemed rather complicated until Sky Sports cleared up the situation and it seems Godin's agent used United to bag a pay-rise and new contract.

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On Thursday morning, several reports claimed that United had contacted Atletico in the hopes of adding Godin to their squad before the 5pm deadline.

Godin to United? Watch this space.

The Red Devils are understood to have already missed out on a number of targets, including Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina.

The fanbase if starting to grow exhausted of the 55-year-old and a first title challenge since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement seems to be a must.

"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".

  • Lawrence Cooper