Villarreal defender Diego Godin has attracted the interest of Europa League holders Atletico Madrid with his outstanding performances for Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup, according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo.
The Rojiblancos looked extremely vulnerable at the back in the 2009-10 campaign and are, therefore, keen to strengthen their back-line in the summer transfer window.
They were previously linked with Espanyol's Nicolas Pareja and Benfica star Luisao, but head coach Quique Sanchez Flores has now reportedly made Godin his primary target in the transfer market.
Godin's current Villarreal contract is due to expire in the summer of 2012, but the Yellow Submarine could be tempted to cash in on the centre-back if an offer in the region of €15 million comes in this summer.
Italian giants Milan and Inter are also believed to be keeping tabs on the former Nacional star.
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