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Manchester United linked with shock deadline day move for Diego Godin

10 August 2018

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

Manchester United made an eleventh hour effort to sign Uruguayan worldwide Diego Godin, but their advances have been rebuffed by the defender.

Although Jose Mourinho indicated in his press conference on Thursday morning that he wasn't hopeful any deals would be concluded in time for the 5pm deadline, that wasn't enough to stop United being linked with a new name.

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Obviously Godin would be a superb short-term addition if United were able to pull it off but it's looking highly unlikely unless things take a drastic change over the next couple of hours.

Godin was heading into the final year of his contract at Atletico and United hoped to trigger the release clause in his contract, which is believed to be around £18m.

United, as their defensive signing options were drying up, made a late attempt to sign the Uruguay global.

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The 32-year-old has plied his trade in the Spanish capital since 2010 following a switch from Villarreal.

Having been linked with moves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina this summer, United suddenly began showing an interest in Chelsea's Kurt Zouma late on Wednesday night.

Manchester United have had a frustrating transfer window so far, having been unable to secure a number of priority targets.

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Manchester United linked with shock deadline day move for Diego Godin