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Manchester United keen on signing Atletico Madrid superstar

Manchester United keen on signing Atletico Madrid superstar

Godin has been a part of Atletico Madrid setup since 2010.

United boss Jose Mourinho is desperately scouring the market for a top class centre-back during the final hours of the window and has so far been frustrated in his attempts to sign the likes of Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng in recent weeks.

Godin is rightly regarded as one of the best centre-backs in world football right now and despite his age, would have been a massive coup for Mourinho's side going forward.

Manchester United have failed in their approach for Atletico Madrid defender Deigo Godin, according to Sky sources.

Rumours emerged on Thursday morning suggesting Godin was the latest defensive target on United's wanted list, but Atletico were quick to dismiss the prospect of selling their iconic defensive talisman and are believed to be ready to offer the 32-year-old a new contract.

The Red Devils have spent the day frantically chasing a defender - but it appears they will end up with no-one coming through the door.

The report claims United also offered to double Godin's wages to £8.1m-per-season after tax but unfortunately they have not been given any encouragement that a deal can be done before today's 5pm deadline.

Godin's agent supposedly approached United this week about a deal for his client.

Manchester United start their Premier League campaign tomorrow with a game against Leicester City.

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.

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