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Manchester United in shock move for Uruguayan defender Diego Godin

Manchester United in shock move for Uruguayan defender Diego Godin
Manchester United have contacted Atletico Madrid over a possible move for Uruguay captain Diego Godin.

The 32-year-old Godin, who led Uruguay to this summer's World Cup quarter-finals, has been fancied by Mourinho before and has a tough reputation as a leader and organiser.

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and head of corporate development Matt Judge are both at the club's Carrington training complex this morning as they try to deliver a late signing for Jose Mourinho.

The 32-year-old has one year left on his current contract and is understood to have a buy-out clause of around £17.5million.

A leader and tough uncompromising defender, he is a player Mourinho has coveted for some time and is a key component to Atletico where he has a strong relationship with coach Diego Simeone - who is likely to object to any deal.

Though Atletico have players who can step up and would have three weeks to find a replacment, he is vital to Simeone's plans.

Mourinho is desperately seeking reinforcements for his defence on the eve of the campaign with summer-long interest in Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire failing to result in moves ahead of deadline day.

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