​Manchester United will likely face competition from ​Tottenham Hotspur in their pursuit of ​Inter Milan defender Diego Godin, with Jose Mourinho interested in bringing the Uruguayan defender to the north London outfit, the ​Mirror has reported.

Interestingly, Godin had snubbed the opportunity to join Jose Mourinho at United two years ago. The defender had, back then, decided against moving to the Old Trafford outfit and instead signed a new deal with Atletico Madrid.


The 34-year-old defender left the Spanish club last summer to join Italian side Inter Milan, but things have not panned out as he might have desired, and it appears he will be available in the summer.

Tottenham have endured a bad season both in the domestic circuit and on the European stage. Mourinho's side languish at 8th in the ​Premier League points table, and their fragile defence have leaked in 40 goals in the English top-flight. Meanwhile, they also crashed out of the ​UEFA Champions League as RB Leipzig humiliated them with a 4-0 aggregate victory. They are in need of defensive reinforcements and Godin could improve Spurs' defensive lineup.

United have also reportedly revived their interest in signing the defender, as Solskjaer looks to add some experience to United's defensive department. The Red Devils have also been linked with moves some other high-profile names, including the likes of ​Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly.