Manchester United On The VERGE Of Signing £90,000-A-Week CB – Not Otamendi

The Red Devils will renew their interest in experienced Atletico Madrid centre half Diego Godin and attempt to sign him after the defender turned down United rivals Manchester City’s approach, as per Express.

The above source says City offered Godin, 29, a £90,000-a-week package worth £4.6m a season after Manuel Pelligrini’s side had triggered his release clause.

Godin rejected the offer and is now set to extend his contract at the Vicente Calderon.

Man United – chasing Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos – are also understood to be lining up a swoop for the Uruguay international defender who has been an instrumental figure in the Atletico team in the past seasons.

Both Godin and Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi have been pinpointed as alternatives should the move for Ramos finally fail to materialise, claims Express.

For Godin to leave the Calderon, it would take any potential suitor a huge amount of money as the player has proven to be pivotal in the recent rise to stardom of Atletico under Diego Simeone. He was part of the team as they won the La Liga in 2013/14 season and also got to the Champions League final that year.

The erstwhile Villareal defence marshal will be a valuable addition to the United team, whose central defence has been porous.