According to The Athletic, Newcastle United are interested in signing Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo next month.
They report that ourselves, Sheffield United and two unnamed La Liga sides are all competing to sign the Argentinian international on loan, with him likely to leave Old Trafford in January.
Crucially, they claim he ‘prefers’ to stay in England and is seeking regular game time at Premier League level, meaning we may have an advantage over some of the Spanish sides keen.
The Athletic say the 30-year-old has been carrying a ‘minor calf issue’ but will be fit to play in the new year, having been training at Man Utd’s Carrington base and doing additional sessions at home to keep his fitness levels high.
The left-sided centre-back has struggled for game time under Solksjaer, with his last appearance coming for Man Utd’s U-23’s back in October.
He made nine appearances for the Red Devils last season, yet hasn’t featured for their first team since their clash with Brighton last November.
Rojo is also believed to be on £100,000-per-week – meaning we may need Man Utd to pay some of his wages if he’s to sign at St James’ Park for the remainder of the season.