Diego Godin rejects United as Mourinho issues grim update

Diego Godin rejects United as Mourinho issues grim update

It is believed that Manchester United were willing to pay off the 32-year old's £17.5 million release clause and had tabled a lucrative two-year contract worth £150,000-a-week in wages.

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.

Godin is considered one of the finest defenders on the planet.

Any hope that Manchester United would sign Diego Godin on transfer deadline day didn't last very long at all.

Shortly after, though, and the rumours simmered down with reports that Godin had personally rejected a move and that he had in fact signed a new contract in Spain.

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Godin in action for Atletico Madrid. Godin also had a splendid 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation, earlier this summer, where he played a crucial role in Uruguay's run to the quarterfinals.

Leicester's Harry Maguire, Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Barcelona's Yerry Mina are among the names that have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, but manager Jose Mourinho confirmed he was not expecting any arrivals in the final hours of the transfer deadline. However, the 121-time capped Uruguayan global 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.

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

The Red Devils have spent the day frantically chasing a defender - but it appears they will end up with no-one coming through the door.

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