A reliable BBC source has shut down the Diego Godin to Manchester United story.
It emerged this morning that the Atletico Madrid defender is a target for the Old Trafford club, according to skysports.com.
Godin is an Atletico legend having made 350 appearances over seven years with the Spanish giants.
So you can understand the excitement among supporters after seeing the Uruguayan linked after previous interest in Harry Maguire and Jerome Boateng appeared to cool.
Sky Sports believe United are still interest in Godin, but Simon Stone of the BBC, who is usually a reliable source on news at Old Trafford, says that isn’t the case.
According to Stone, United did enquire about Godin, but were told he wasn’t for sale – and the Atletico man is set to sign a new contract with the La Liga outfit:
Understand @ManUtd did inquire about Diego Godin earlier this week. Nothing doing. Is set to sign a new contract at Atletico.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) August 9, 2018
That looks like Godin to United isn’t happening.
So United’s search for a centre back should continue, with the 5pm transfer deadline looming large.