Manchester United closing in on Marcos Rojo and plan to sign two others

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Marcos Rojo reports The Guardian and The Times.

As we reported yesterday, United have moved forward in their pursuit of Rojo and the latest reports suggest a decision of whether to involve Nani in the deal is part of a complicated negotiation process.

Rojo, 24, apologised to fans via Sporting’s TV channel last night in an unprecedented move to appease his ‘hot headed-ness’ after trying to force a move to Old Trafford.

Sporting’s willingness to sell the Argentinian has never been questioned but the deal is complex due to Rojo’s ownership structure which means Sporting only own 25% of his rights, meaning the Portuguese club want a higher price to increase their share of the sale.

Oliver Kay of The Times believes United plan Rojo to be the first of three arrivals in the next two weeks as another defender and central midfielder will arrive at Old Trafford if the club executes its plans successfully.

Reinforcements are a necessity at United before the transfer window closes and so long as the complex deal can be finalised, Rojo will be the first of potentially three to join.

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