Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has declared that he will not move for defender Diego Godin against after being snubbed, a report claims.
Godin confirmed on Tuesday that he will leave Atletico Madrid after nine years and 381 appearances in an emotional press conference.
His next move is not yet known, however he has been strongly linked with a move to Inter Milan on a free transfer, but their city rivals AC Milan were linked in January.
United were also heavily touted to have made a bid, and Godin himself even lifted the lid on why he chose to reject a move to Old Trafford.
“I refused a Manchester United bid one year ago because I decided to stay at Atlético Madrid. Now – one year later – it’s time to go,” he continued.
“To be simple, I am captain of the team, have been here many years. We have not reached an agreement to continue, so my stage here is over.”
Though some United fans have called for the club to go back in for Godin, transfer chief Ed Woodward has apparently made his own mind up.
According to the Daily Star, he has no interest in getting involved in a bidding war for the Uruguay international as he is trying to shed excessive salaries.
Woodward reportedly feels bringing Godin aboard would represent yet another big wage packet for a player with little to no resale value.
United boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer is still ready to oversee a major overhaul of his squad at the end of the season, with defence believed to be a major area that he is looking to upgrade and several big names mentioned.
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