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Diego Godins insane release clause revealed as Manchester United chase transfer deal

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Manchester United have made an approach to sign Diego Godin (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United are chasing a deadline day deal for Diego Godin and the defenders release clause may be what attracted the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho has been desperate to sign a centre-back all summer but only Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant have entered through the doors at Old Trafford as the transfer deadline encroaches.

Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Jerome Boateng and Toby Alderweireld have all been on Uniteds radar and Atletico Madrid star Godin has emerged as a serious target on deadline day.

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Reports suggest United have made contact with Atleti over Godins availability, with Mourinho intent on landing a top-class central defender.

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Its understood Godin has a €20m (£18m) release clause in his contract at Atletico. An unbelievably low price for a player considered one of the finest defenders on the planet.

Diego Godin was a rock at the back for Uruguay at the World Cup (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea legend Dennis Wise believes Godin would be an outstanding addition to Mourinhos ranks at Old Trafford.

Hes a horror to play against, trust me, Wise said on Sky Sports.

Hes an organiser as well and hes experienced. Its short term, though, I would say that.

Jose Mourinho does not believe United will sign another player (Picture: Getty)

Mourinho downplayed Uniteds chances of signing another player with just hours remaining of the transfer window.

Im not confident, Im 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, he said at his Thursday press conference.

I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to this first couple of matches.

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Maybe three matches because after Spurs there is national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better and focus on players available.

Im not thinking about that list I give you, I focus on what we have.

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