Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
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Diego Godin rejects Manchester United deadline day approach

Diego Godin rejects Manchester United deadline day approach

But United appear to still be trying to bring in a top defender with attention suddenly turning to Godin. The 32-year old will be the club's captain this season and wants to continue working with them with no intentions to leave.

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.

The 32-year-old has been one of the best central defenders in world football since joining Atletico from Villarreal in 2010 and he was once again a star performer for Uruguay at the World Cup this summer.

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

"Within hours, Godin had signed a new contract on improved terms at Atletico Madrid, earning him €7.5m-a-year net".

Though the Uruguay worldwide was flattered by United's interest he has opted to stay at Atletico.

He said: "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.

As per reports from the Daily Mail, Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin has turned down a chance to join Premier League giants Manchester United on the English transfer deadline day.

It leaves United going back to the drawing board as they seek a defensive signing today.

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