Everton close to signing £30m Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is closing on a move to Everton according to reports.

Everton have had a difficult summer both on and off the field, losing a whole host of pre-season friendlies, and only making one summer signing after they massively overpaid for Watford winger Richarlison.

They are close to signing Lucas Digne from Barcelona, and have been strongly linked with his team mate Yerry Mina, as Marco Silva looks to improve the team left to him by Big Sam.

Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to sign Colombian defender Mina, as they also look to bolster their defence, having struggled all summer with their much publicised interest in Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld.

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, Everton are now close to signing Marcos Rojo from United in a deal worth around £30 million having previously been thought to have been in talks with Premier League new boys, Wolves.

Rojo only signed a new three year deal at United back in March, with his previous contract set to expire next summer, but it seems as though that was only to bump his transfer value up.

The Argentinian joined Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United back in 2014 in a £16m move from Sporting Lisbon, and has made a total of 107 appearances for the club, scoring two goals. However a number of injuries restricted him to just 12 appearances last season.

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