English duo 'make contact' over Chelsea defender target – reports

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Atletico Madrid have been contacted regarding Chelsea target Diego Godin, but by Liverpool and Arsenal.

 

Godin’s agent has been reported to have told Italian website Romagiallrossa.com that the Gunners and the Reds have enquired as to the player’s availability.

 

Chelsea had previously been linked with a move for the Uruguay international, but it seems as though Arsene Wenger and Kenny Dalglish have been more proactive.

 

Godin has previously admitted to being open to a move to the Barclays Premier League, but it was thought his likely destination would be Stamford Bridge.

 

The 25-year-old could face a quandary now he may have a choice of the Emirates Stadium and Anfield as possible destinations.

 

The Uruguayan is an ever-present in the Atletico backline, and his stock has risen after Uruguay’s triumph in the Copa America earlier this year.

 

La Celeste were defensively impressive in the tournament, conceding only three goals on their way to lifting the title for the 15th time.

 

Godin’s agent, Diego Heredia, said: “We’re open to all solutions, we’ll see.”

 

Atletico have well documented debt problems and holding on to any of their top players could prove to be difficult.

 

This would be compounded if big-money deals from England are put on the table.

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