United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin

Diego Godin

United had offered to pay his release clause and £150,000 a week but Godin is intrinsic to Diego Simeone's plans and settled in Madrid.

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and head of corporate development Matt Judge are both at the club's Carrington training complex this morning as they try to deliver a late signing for Jose Mourinho.

Atletico have resisted offers for Godin in previous summers and it would have to be a substantial bid to convince them to sell at this late stage.

Sky Sports are reporting that United are looking to sign Godin after being linked with moves for Jerome Boateng, Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld.

Sources close to the negotiations confirmed on Thursday that officials from United contacted Atletico this week to discuss a deal for Godin, who was entering the final year of his contract.

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But Mourinho told reporters at the beginning of deadline day that he didn't anticipate any new arrivals at Old Trafford.

When asked about potential transfers at Thursday morning's press conference, Mourinho said he was "not confident" of bringing anyone in before the 5pm deadline.

"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".

'I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to this first couple of matches.

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