Manchester United could make a move for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin in this transfer window, according to the Daily Star.
The report has suggested that the Red Devils hierarchy are ready to swoop for Godin if they miss out on No.1 transfer target Mats Hummels.
Godin, who has enjoyed a fine couple of years in La Liga, has a £28 million buyout clause in his current contract, and could yet be lured to England's elite division before the close of the market.
In fact, it has been suggested that the Uruguay international would be interested in a move to the Theatre of Dreams if the club were prepared to double his wages.
There's no doubt about it, with Godin's experience and presence, he would no doubt improve United's struggling back-line as they go in search of success under Louis van Gaal.
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The Red Devils have struggled at times throughout this season, with the likes of Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Co. failing to hit top form and maintain their fitness.
At £28m, though, Godin would come at a big price for United and it's uncertain as to whether the club would be willing to splash the cash in this winter market.
But, after the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic departed the Theatre of Dreams at the end of last season, the Red Devils have been crying out for a commanding figure at the heart of their defence.
Godin, then, may well prove to be that man, but any potential deal for the player's services appears to be some way off just yet.
United's immediate attention will turn to this weekend's Premier League schedule as they play host to top four rivals Southampton. After beating Ronald Koeman's side at the St Mary's last month, Van Gaal's side will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten run by securing all three points on home soil this Sunday.
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