Man Utd face competition from AC Milan for £20m defender deal

Date published: Thursday 22nd November 2018 1:56 - Oli Fisher

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Manchester United reportedly face competition from Serie A giants AC Milan for the signing of a star LaLiga defender.

Reports emerged last week that Jose Mourinho is lining up a £20m deal for Diego Godin after renewing his interest in the Atletico Madrid star.

Mourinho apparently wanted Godin last summer but ended up getting nowhere as the 32-year-old eventually committed his future to the La Liga giants, although reports that he actually signed a new deal in Madrid are said to be wide of the mark.

However, it would appear that the Red Devils are back in for a player who is regarded as the world’s best in his position and are hoping to take advantage of the fact that Godin did not actually put pen to paper.

According to Calciomercato, Godin is a target for AC Milan in the summer on a free transfer, with the Uruguay international free to sign a pre-contract in January.

Alessio Romagnoli, Mattia Caldara and Mateo Musacchio are all injured at the moment for the Rossoneri, meaning they are in dire need of defensive reinforcements.

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