The Argentine, whose appearances for Man United were limited by injury last season, was told to stay in Manchester rather than join the club’s pre-season tour.
He appears to be the odd one out at Old Trafford, with the club focusing its efforts on top target Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur.
And according to M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, Everton are closing in on completing a deal for the Argentine defender, who looks to be heading for the exit door one way or another.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have also emerged as a potential suitor for Rojo, reportedly pledging a bid of around £25m. Recent reports have suggested Everton are willing to put £30m towards signing the defender.
The latter bid seems more likely to be successful given United’s healthy working relationship with the Toffees since Ed Woodward’s arrival in 2013. Deals for Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku have been agreed between the two clubs in recent years.
Either way, with Mourinho desperate to see a central defender arrive, this is more a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ Rojo will leave the club.