Manchester United have made an offer to sign Diego Godin, according to Sky Sports.

United manager Jose Mourinho spoke earlier in the day to say he was not confident about his chances of signing a player today, however, Sky have revealed that United are in for the Atletico Madrid defender.

Godin, the captain of the Uruguay national side, is widely considered to be one of the best defenders in the world, and at 32, has plenty of experience. Sky have suggested that the offer United have made is a loan offer to the Spanish side.

Godin has been at Madrid since 2010 and has made 350 appearances for the club. He has 122 international caps and has scored 8 times for Uruguay.

He won La Liga with Atletico in 2014 and also won the Copa America with his country in 2011. He was in fantastic form in the World Cup in the summer, with some describing him as the best defender at the tournament.

His contract has a clause with a release fee of  €20 million (£17.9m) and his contract actually expires next summer, so it remains to be seen whether Atletico will be open to a loan offer or if they will want a straight sale.