United were 'suspicious' of signing Diego Godin for one reason

United were 'suspicious' of signing Diego Godin for one reason

United were 'suspicious' of signing Diego Godin for one reason

Today, Manchester United have made a stunning late move for Diego Godin...

Godin, the captain of the Uruguay national side, is widely considered to be one of the best defenders in the world, and at 32, has plenty of experience.

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

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.

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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.

"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so it is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".

Reports have also suggested Godin has a release clause in his Atletico contract worth just £18m.

"The information I have is no", said Mourinho when asked if he expected any signings or departures from Old Trafford on deadline day.

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Godin is the new addition to the list of center-backs Manchester United have failed to sign this season.

United have signed three players this summer, with Diogo Dalot, Fred and Lee Grant being added to the squad.

"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".

Meanwhile, one-time United target Mina appears to be on his way to the Premier League on deadline day, with Everton close to finalising a deal to sign the Colombian centre-back.

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