Manchester United approach snubbed by Atletico Madrid star Diego Godin

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It is believed that Manchester United were willing to pay off the 32-year old's £17.5 million release clause and had tabled a lucrative two-year contract worth £150,000-a-week in wages.

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.

Manchester United wanted to sign Atletico Madrid star Godin after failing to lure the likes of Toby Alderwiereld, Harry Maguire and Yerry Mina to Old Trafford.

Manchester United have reportedly made a last-ditch approach to sign Atletico Madrid stalwart Diego Godin. Sky have suggested that the offer United have made is a loan offer to the Spanish side.

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The Red Devils have found it extremely hard to sign a new center-back this summer as another defender has rejected a move to the Old Trafford.

"Within hours, Godin had signed a new contract on improved terms at Atletico Madrid, earning him €7.5m-a-year net".

Jose Mourinho is hellbent on snapping up a new defender ahead of today's 5 pm transfer deadline.

He said: "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".

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As per reports from the Daily Mail, Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin has turned down a chance to join Premier League giants Manchester United on the English transfer deadline day.

United have signed three players this transfer window, Diogo Dalot, Fred, and Lee Grant.

"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".

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