Manchester United and Chelsea dealt massive blow in race to sign world-class defender

Diego Godin - Atletico MadridGoal have disappointed the vast majority of punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Diego Godin has renewed his contract with Atletico Madrid.

The defender has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United in recent months, and it had been thought he may be willing to follow Joao Miranda out of the door, yet after penning a deal to keep him at the club until 2019, he claimed that he had always wanted to stay, and never had plans to leave.

As our landlord quips, we think that Godin could well be one of the best defenders in Europe for the next few seasons, so it is a blow to see him refuse a move to England.

A number of Manchester United fans by the pool table here in the Tavern are especially annoyed at this news, with them all feeling a new world-class centre-back was an essential buy this summer!

Manchester United fans. Do you now need to look elsewhere? Who else is there for you to target? Chelsea fans. Is this good news considering you want John Stones? Let us know your thoughts below!

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