Manchester City Chase Atletico Madrid Defender

Manuel Pellegrini wants move for former player.

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Manchester City’s incoming manager Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly keen on signing Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin, after the two worked together during their time at Villareal.

The Uruguayan defender has been a long-time consistent performer in La Liga with both Villareal and Atletico Madrid, and Pellegrini could move for him as he looks to shore up City’s defence, according to the Daily Express.

The team missed out to rivals Manchester United for the Premier League title this season, and the likes of Joleon Lescott, Kolo Toure and Micah Richards may leave the club in a summer clear-out.

Real Madrid’s Pepe has also been linked with the club, another player who worked under Pellegrini in his brief spell in charge at the Bernebeu.

Godin has been linked with moves to England before, with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea showing an interest in him over the last couple of years, but his connection with Pellegrini now makes a move to City the most likely destination for him.

The 27-year-old has made 64 appearances for the Uruguayan national team, and was part of the team that made it to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

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