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Diego Godin rejects Manchester United deadline day approach

Leicester defender Harry Maguire is a major target for Manchester United

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.

Godin has been a part of Atletico Madrid setup since 2010.

But just hours later centre-back Godin had signed a new contract on improved terms believed to be €7.5million a year at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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.

Manchester United have been linked to Diego Godin.

Having been linked with moves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina this summer, United suddenly began showing an interest in Chelsea's Kurt Zouma late on Wednesday night.

Supporters are starting to lose faith in Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly fell out of favour at the back-end of last season and Victor Lindelof has struggled in the Premier League.

According to Sky Sports, United are chasing a deal for the Uruguay global.

It seems Man Utd have also made an audacious attempt to sign Godin as ESPN are one of several outlets reporting they have made it clear to Atletico Madrid they are willing to meet the defender's £18m release clause.

"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".

"So I will have to focus on the players I have".

As a result, United could snap him up in time.