Wednesday February 20 2019
Juventus 'fail in hijack' for Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin

Juventus have failed in a bid to ‘hijack’ Inter’s move for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, according to Sky Sport Italia.

Cadena Ser had previously that the Milanese giants had agreed to sign Godin on a free when his contract expires in June, although the claim was quickly previously refuted by Diario AS.

The Spanish radio station claimed the Uruguayan defender will join the Nerazzurri on a two-year deal with the option of a third, worth an annual wage of €5.5m.

The 32-year-old is still regarded as one of the world’s elite central defenders and also has long-standing interest from Juve and Manchester United.

Atleti’s policy is not to offer contracts of over one year in length to any player over the age of 30.

Los Rojiblancos are also currently at their salary budget for wage offerings, meaning a new deal is unlikely to be sanctioned until players depart the first-team squad.

Godin is one of three experienced defenders out of contract at the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, alongside Filipe Luis and Juanfran.

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