Follow Footballbible on Facebook and Twitter get up to date football-related news from the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and other leagues around the World. News From Chelsea, Everton, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Manchester United were reported to have been planning a late deal for Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin.
Jose Mourinho had brought Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant to Old Trafford in recent weeks but Jose Mourinho was desperate to land an accomplished centre-back before the summer transfer window closed.
And 32-year-old Godin, who was named in the 2018 World Cup dream team after leading Uruguay to the quarter-finals, could be the answer to his problems.
The Uruguay defender was one of the top performers at the World Cup and Mourinho could have pulled off a massive coup after being turned down by a number of other options.
Sky Sports say the Red Devils were hoping to land Godin on loan until the end of the season.
It’s claimed United made contact with Atletico, and Mourinho was determined to bring in one more signing ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
The 32-year-old is a crucial cog in Diego Simeone’s Atleti team and showed his class with a superb campaign at the World Cup with Uruguay, as they reached the quarter-finals.