Manchester United linked with shock deadline day move for Diego Godin

Diego Godin

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld has also been linked with the Red Devils for more than a month now, but both the clubs have failed to reach an agreement for the defender.

It hasn't been for a lack of interest in other players either with United fans teased by a multitude of transfers rumours ranging from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Gareth Bale.

Sky Sports News understands the United boss had two bids for England defender Harry Maguire rejected by Leicester City, while Jerome Boateng - Mourinho's preferred option - looks set to remain with Bayern Munich after training with the German champions on Thursday morning.

Mourinho has lost confidence in the likes of Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones and has desperately been on the lookout for a new centre-back.

Manchester United have made a last-minute approach to sign Atletico Madrid defender, Diego Godin.

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Bouyed by Godin's desire, the Premier League side lodged an offer to his agent and waited to hear back from Atletico's board.

The 32-year-old was reportedly offered a deal worth £8 million-a-year at Old Trafford but Godin turned down the opportunity in favour of a new contract at Atletico.

After all the frustrations of pre-season so far, it's cruelly apt that their business would conclude by Godin's agent misleading them at the last minute. But Uruguay's signing can be a great news for the fans as he is considered as one of the best defender's in La Liga.

If there is to be any success in 2018-19, though, Godin won't have anything do with it.

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