Transfer deadline day: Manchester United 'launch shock Diego Godin bid'

Leicester defender Harry Maguire is a major target for Manchester United

Leicester defender Harry Maguire is a major target for Manchester United

There is no word yet as to whether or not the Manchester club have made an official bid for the defender.

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

With this in mind, a move for the 32-year-old Uruguayan worldwide would make sense.

The Red Devils have found it extremely hard to sign a new center-back this summer as another defender has rejected a move to the Old Trafford.

United boss Jose Mourinho is desperately scouring the market for a top class centre-back during the final hours of the window and has so far been frustrated in his attempts to sign the likes of Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng in recent weeks.

Godin has reportedly rejected a €9m-per-season offered by United in order to stay at Madrid.

Solhekol added that the 32-year-old himself didn't want the move because he's about to sign a new deal at the Wanda Metropolitano after United triggered his £18m release clause and offered him £150,000-a-week wages.

United made contact with Atletico this morning about the veteran's availability, but the enquiry was quickly rebuffed.

Whether United get a deal over the line for Godin, though, remains to be seen.

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".

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"I've been told in the past few minutes Godin's agent was actually the one who approached United this week, saying the player was keen to come to Old Trafford and a deal could be done".

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