Three-time European champions Manchester United will have to see off competition from Italy in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin ahead of the upcoming transfer window scheduled to start as from January 1.
According to the publication from trusted Italian news outlet calciomercato via teamtalk, Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are also interested in a move for the Atletico Madrid skipper.
Reports earlier this week had claimed that the Red Devils were keen on a £20m bid for the Uruguayan international player when the January transfer window reopens in few weeks time.
The 32-year-old came close to joining Manchester United in the summer after the club was said to have triggered the release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract only for him to turn down a move to Old Trafford.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was desperate to sign a new centre-back then but his wish didn’t come to pass.
The lack of a new centre-back has gone on to affect Manchester United negatively after their poor defensive start to the new campaign.
Manchester United are in for a new centre-back again in the January transfer window and they will have to do battle with AC Milan for Diego Godin who has less than a year on his current deal with his Spanish club.