Spaniards determined to keep hold of Uruguayan international.
Manchester United have suffered a huge blow in their plans to sign defender Diego Godin in January as Atletico Madrid rule out a sale, according to the Daily Star.
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The defending Spanish champions are determined to keep hold of the 28-year-old in January and have told United that they have no plans to negotiate a deal for his signature.
Godin has a £28.5m release clause in his contract and Atletico say United will have to pay the full price if they want to sign him next month.
The Uruguay defender – who helped Atleti to the title in Spain and to the Champions League final last term – has attracted interest from Louis van Gaal.
The Dutch boss is keen to strengthen his defence in the new year, but it now appears that he will have to look elsewhere.
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