Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are set to hold talks with Spanish champions Atletico Madrid to discuss a potential move for defender Diego Godin.
Atletico have already offloaded some key members of the squad that won the La Liga last season and finished runners-up in the Champions League, with Diego Costa and Filipe Luis joining Chelsea and Thibaut Courtois returning to his parent club after three successful years at Vicente Calderon.
Manager Diego Simeone is adamant that the ace defender is not for sale but Bayern Munich are ready to test them with a lucrative deal for the Uruguayan. The Daily Mail are reporting that the German giants will offer £27million for his services.
Pivotal figure at Atletico
The 28-year-old was instrumental in Atletico winning the league as he scored the equalizer against Barcelona in the final matchday to clinch the title and also headed home the only goal scored by the Spanish side in Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid.
Pep Guardiola,earlier this month,insisted that Bayern are done with their transfer dealings for this summer until Javi Martinez suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury that is set to rule him out of the entire year, according to Spanish daily AS.
The Bavarians are now in the transfer market to get a defender on board before the Bundesliga season kicks off this weekend.
Rumours in Spain indicate Godin has a release clause in his contract reportedly €36million and Bayern Munich sporting director Michael Reschke has already travelled to the Spanish capital to accede to a deal with Los Rojiblancos.
One of the best defenders in world football
The Uruguay international made 51 appearances in all competitions last term and also represented Uruguay in the World Cup in Brazil. A hard-tackler by nature,Godin is extremely good in winning aerial duels,provide indirect free-kick threat and clearances being his key strengths.