Man United in talks to sell Marcos Rojo to Valencia

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Manchester United may well be done when it comes to signing players this transfer window, but that doesn't mean their business is complete.

With four new arrivals having joined the squad since Jose Mourinho took over in May, the Portuguese manager has already sent several youngsters out on loan as he looks to trim the numbers at Old Trafford.

And reports today suggest he could be closing in on finding a new home for one of Louis van Gaal's expensive flops, Marcos Rojo. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, he isn't going to be able to recoup the full €20 million paid in 2014.


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According to a report from Spanish publication Deportivo Valenciano, Valencia are currently in talks with Manchester United about bringing the Argentinian defender to the Estadi de Mestalla.

After failing to find his feet in the Premier League, however, Rojo's price has fallen significantly. The same report suggests the La Liga club could be able to sign the 26-year-old for around €12 million.

Although the United hierarchy would have hoped to break even in selling Rojo, they appear willing to accept a relatively small fee for the defender as they look to cut down on the Old Trafford wage bill.

Rojo, of course, was close to leaving the Red Devils earlier this summer when a move to the Chinese Summer League was thought to have been agreed. However, despite being offered a huge contract to move to Asia, the versatile defender rejected the move in order to fight for his place in United's squad.

Now, though, having not been involved in either of Mourinho's first two Premier League games in charge at Old Trafford, it is more likely Rojo would agree to a move to Valencia should the two teams reach an agreement on the fee.

That might be helped by the fact that Valencia's owner, Peter Lim, already harbours a good working relationship with United and is a friend of the likes of the Neville brothers and Ryan Giggs due to his links to Salford City.

Arsenal fans will also be taking a keen interest in Rojo's potential Valencia move. The Spanish club's interest in his signature would seem to suggest that Shkodran Mustafi's own transfer from Valencia to the Gunners is well on its way to being completed.

With under one week to go before the summer transfer window closes, things are certainly hotting up as clubs across Europe try to get deals over the line in time.

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