Atletico ace interests Chelsea, City

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is interesting both Chelsea and Manchester City, reports Marca.

The Uruguayan centre-back had a particularly impressive 2012-13 campaign and has attracted the attention of a host of Europe’s top clubs, particularly from the Premier League.

In Chelsea’s case it is not the first time they have had eyes on the 27-year-old and it is understood they have sounded Los Rojiblancos out over the past two years regarding his availability.

However, their requests have fallen on deaf ears as the Madrid outfit are in no mood to let Godin leave the Vicente Calderon, considering him a key part of boss Diego Simeone’s squad.

It is believed the Atletico hierarchy have also promised Simeone that no more of his star players will be allowed to depart after Radamel Falcao’s big-money move to Monaco two weeks ago.

Atleti conceded least goals in La Liga last term, thanks in no small part to Godin’s partnership with Miranda in the centre of defence, and despite incoming City boss Manuel Pellegrini also keen on him, Godin is expected to start next season with the Madrid club.

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