Manchester United fail with Diego Godin approach

Manchester United fail with Diego Godin approach

With Godin snubbing the Red Devils, Leicester not willing to budge on their stance with regard to Maguire and Alderweireld's move dependent on Spurs being able to bringing in a replacement before the deadline, a new defender arriving at the Old Trafford before the window closes is starting to look highly improbable.

It hasn't been for a lack of interest in other players either with United fans teased by a multitude of transfers rumours ranging from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Gareth Bale.

As they cast around for last-minute additions - with the summer's transfer work only yielding Lee Grant, Fred and Diego Dalot so far - United have made a late move for Godin, according to Sky Sports News.

Sources close to the negotiations confirmed on Thursday that officials from United contacted Atletico this week to discuss a deal for Godin, who was entering the final year of his contract.

Manchester United vs Leicester
In football, you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have until now. Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has turned down Manchester United's offer.

Now reports emerging from Spain suggest United have made a late effort to sign 32-year-old Godin, with Mourinho eager to add some experience to his defensive line. It is understood that the defender is likely to sign a new contract with Los Rojiblancos instead.

That's right, the player's team led on the Red Devils - despite Mourinho's apparent suspicions - to secure themselves an improve situation while United struggled for a new centre-back.

Manchester United start their Premier League campaign tomorrow with a game against Leicester City.

And now it seems increasingly unlikely that Mourinho will get the centre-back he so badly desired, it's a huge blow for the club ahead of their third season under the Portuguese. Have your say in the comments section below.

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