Diego Godin rejects Manchester United deadline day approach

  • Diego Godin rejects Manchester United deadline day approach

Diego Godin rejects Manchester United deadline day approach

Jose Mourinho admitted earlier today he was not confident the club would land him a centre-half.

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

As recently as this morning in his pre-match press conference for United's Premier League opener at home to Leicester tomorrow night (8pm), Mourinho revealed he was not confident a new defender would come in.

The Uruguayan defender would be an alternative to linked names Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire.

Manchester United want a new defender.

However, it was Diego Godin who attracted the headlines on Deadline Day when Sky Sports broke the story that United had made an approach for the Atletico Madrid defender.

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.

However, although no there has been official confirmation of a new contract, United were told that Godin has agreed a new contract - and would remain at the Wanda Metropolitano with Diego Simeone's side for at least one more campaign.

"So I will have to focus on the players I have".

United were reportedly prepared to give the 32-year-old a contract worth £7m a year.

"The information I have is no", said Mourinho when asked if he expected any signings or departures from Old Trafford on deadline day. However, the 121-time capped Uruguayan worldwide feels settled in the Spanish capital and enjoys an excellent relationship with his current boss Simeone, which has led to him rejecting the English giants' overtures.