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Chelsea & Manchester City in defender transfer tussle

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Manchester City and Chelsea could be about to get into a transfer tussle over another Atletico Madrid star, though this time it will be over a defender.

According to talkSPORT, scouts from both Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium have been casting about for defensive targets and both have singled out Diego Godin.

The Uruguay international has been impressive for Atleti this season as they finished third in La Liga to qualify for the Champions League and defeated rivals Real Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey.

However, their financial situation means Atletico Madrid are always under pressure to sell and interest in one of their leading stars from the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea may be hard to resist.

Prospective new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was the man to first bring Godin to Europe.

He took the 27-year-old to Villareal from Nacional in Uruguay when he was in charge of the Yellow Submarine.

Meanwhile, new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly looking to revamp the Blues squad fro his second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

There are long-term doubts over the fitness of club captain John Terry, while some reports have claimed Brazil defender David Luiz is also up for sale – Godin could be seen as replacement for either.

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