Manchester United Make Diego Godin Approach

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And with another potential target, Yerry Mina, on the verge of finalizing a move to Everton, United made an approach to sign the experienced Godin from Atleti on the deadline day.

And BBC Sport journalist Stone has now revealed that the Red Devils were always wary of bidding for the 32-year-old.

Godin has been at Madrid since 2010 and has made 350 appearances for the club.

Godin, the captain of the Uruguay national side, is widely considered to be one of the best defenders in the world, and at 32, has plenty of experience.

Manchester United have reportedly made a last-ditch approach to sign Atletico Madrid stalwart Diego Godin.

The Uruguayan centre-half would have been able to move for just £17.5 million this summer and it's easy to see why Jose Mourinho viewed him as a short-term solution to the problem in the heart of the Red Devils' back four.

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The failure to lure Godin increases the possibility of United seeing out the transfer window with no further additions to their squad despite Jose Mourinho's revelation earlier this summer that he is two players short of reaching the five-man target he set his club's board in the spring.

According to reports from Sky Sports, United have made contact with Atletico Madrid for the Uruguayan worldwide.

"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so it 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.

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.

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

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