MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly ready to PAY Marcos Rojo to leave the club as talks have begun to end his £130,000-a-week deal TWO-YEARS early.
The defender has failed to win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in pre-season and the signing of Harry Maguire has made him surplus to requirements.
1 Manchester United are ready to pay Argentine defender Marcos Rojo to leave Old TraffordCredit: Getty – Contributor
The arrival of the £85million England international has meant the Red Devils now have seven centre-backs in their first-team squad.
Rojo was braced to make a loan switch to Everton after being told he was free to leave but the move fell through because the deal became too expensive.
The Old Trafford have since been unable to find a buyer willing to meet their £20m asking price for the 29-year-old, who still has two years left on the £130k-a-week contract he signed in March 2018.
And according to The Mirror United are now looking to strike an agreement with Rojo this week which will see them shell out a significant chunk of the remaining £13.5m he is due.
The former Sporting Lisbon star was thought to be fuming after his deadline day move to Everton collapsed.
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But Rojo could still seal a loan move to France, Italy, and Spain and there has also been interest from Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
Solskjaer is expected to deploy Victor Lindelof alongside Maguire at the heart of his defence this season with Smalling as first choice back-up.
With seven centre-backs at the club, the Norwegian nevertheless rejected the chance to loan Chris Smalling to the Toffees on deadline day.