Manchester United Ready To Trigger £28.5m Buy-Out Clause To Sign Atletico Madrid Star

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Red Devils switch focus to £28.5m man.

Manchester United could be ready to end their interest in Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels for the time being and move instead for Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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The Red Devils are desperate to strengthen in defence this January, with Louis van Gaal putting Godin top of a long list of potential targets, though Hummels is no longer one of them.

The German international may prove too expensive as Dortmund look determined to keep hold of him for at least one more season, but Godin may be available due to a £28.5m release clause in his contract.

The commanding Uruguayan has been in top form for the last year or so, forming a key part of the Atletico side that shocked Europe to win La Liga last season, as well as reaching the Champions League final, which he scored in in an eventual defeat to rivals Real Madrid.

Godin was targeted by big clubs such as Bayern Munich in the summer, though a move never materialised as the Bavarian giants instead signed Mehdi Benatia from AS Roma.

With Godin still available, it could now be that he will be snapped up by United as an ideal signing at the back this winter.

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