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Report: Spanish side in discussions with Manchester United over defender

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Valencia are interested in signing Marcos Rojo and have already started negotiating with Manchester United, according to Spanish website Plaza Deportiva.

The report claims the two clubs are discussing a deal that would take Rojo to Mestalla on loan with an option for a permanent move next summer for a fee of between €10m and €12m.

Rojo, who is yet to play for United this season, is believed to be keen to move to Spain this month.

Valencia are reportedly looking to sign at least two new centre-backs before the end of the transfer window and will be looking to reinvest the money from the sale of ShkodranMustafi to Arsenal.

The Spanish side’s director of football, Jesus Garcia Pitarch, is thought to be close to agreeing a deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg for Ezequiel Garay.

Rojo and Garaycould form an all-Argentinian centre-back partnership at Valencia if they both join Los Che this month.

Rojo didn’t even make the matchday squad for United’s last two Premier League games and it’s pretty obvious he isn’t an essential part of Mourinho’s plans.

The 26-year-old’s versatility makes him a useful member of the squad, but he’s not really good enough to be a starter at United, so a move away from Old Trafford could be best for all parties involved.