Jose Mourinho is hellbent on snapping up a new defender ahead of today's 5 pm transfer deadline.
Independent.ie understands that the approach for the player was speculative from United, with suggestions that the Old Trafford club could trigger a release clause in Godin's contract irrelevant as the player has made it clear he has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid this summer.
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.
He has spent the last 11 years of his career in Spain, switching from Villarreal to Atletico in 2010, and has won seven major trophies with the Colchoneros including the 2014 La Liga title.
Godin has reportedly rejected a €9m-per-season offered by United in order to stay at Madrid.More news: Should Boris Johnson apologise for his comments about burkas?
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But Mourinho's hopes were dashed after he was was told the Uruguayan global has agreed a new deal with Atletico Madrid.
"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".
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 Simeone and that relationship has led to a deadline day rejection.
Godin is the new addition to the list of center-backs Manchester United have failed to sign this season.
"Behind the scenes, there was a suspicion they were being used as leverage by Godin's representatives to get a new deal from Atletico".
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