Liverpool lead rivals in Marcos Rojo transfer race

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Liverpool currently lead the race to sign Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon, ahead of the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Barcelona.

That's according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, who claim the Reds could swoop to seal a €20 million this summer. The Argentinian is enjoying a strong World Cup so far and has caught the eye from full-back, while scoring what proved to be the winner in his country's group stage game against Nigeria.

Liverpool's full-back problems

Brendan Rodgers is looking to solve the problems Liverpool have at full-back this summer, and has been linked with a move for Sevilla's Alberto Moreno. However the Reds appear to have been priced out of that move and are now considering alternatives, with Rojo reportedly at the top of their list.

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Manchester United & Barcelona lurking

However Liverpool are unlikely to have it all their own way; O Jogo say that Manchester United are still keen despite already having lured Luke Shaw to Old Trafford, while Arsenal are also said to be in the running. The fact that he is by nature a centre-back may convince Manchester United to make a move, while Liverpool have problems in that area too.

Arsenal interest

The Gunners currently have Keiran Gibbs as their number one left-back and it is actually over on the other side of the pitch that they need to fill with Bacary Sagna joining Manchester City.

While the Premier League clubs fight for his signature, Barcelona are still in the hunt and could beat them all to the punch. The Catalan club remain desperately short at the back, but are reportedly prioritising a move for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos first and foremost. Juventus remain in the mix for Rojo, too.

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