Manchester United target Diego Godin has turned down a move to Old Trafford and says he is happy to remain with Atletico Madrid.

Furthermore, according to the Daily Express, the Uruguay international suggests that when he does eventually quit the Spanish capital it will be to return to his homeland.

The 28-year-old, who was exceptional in Atleti’s La Liga success and run to the Champions League final last season, has been on United boss Louis van Gaal’s radar for some time as he looks to bolster his defence.

However, Godin has poured cold water on any move to Old Trafford and any other potential suitors.

“Time will tell and it’s hard to know where I’ll be in the future, but I’d like to remain with Atletico for many years,” he is quoted as saying.

“Right now I feel I’m having the best time of my career and see retirement as a long way off.

“But it’s true I’m attracted by returning to my country and I’d like to go back there at some point, to return the affection everyone has shown towards me during my career.”

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