The Defender United Will Sell Before Making A Move For Maguire Or Alderweireld

Manchester United's Marcos Rojo.

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Jose Mourinho is desperate to add a strong central defender, and he knows that in order to achieve the same, he needs to sell a player.

Manchester United did away with Daley Blind, and are now open to selling another player to fund the boost for their top targets.

The Mancunians have Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, and Marcos Rojo as pivotal central defenders. But now, the club would do away with one of them.

As per a report in the Independent, newly promoted Premier League side Wolves are interested in a move for Marcos Rojo, as they want to bolster their squad.

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The Argentina international has been one of Jose’s trusted players, but injuries have taken a toll on the defender. The last two seasons have shown that, and under former manager Louis van Gaal too, he was out of action nursing injuries.

United could be open to this move, and if they can get a decent deal out of Rojo, then that in turn could help them in their pursuit of Toby Alderweireld or Harry Maguire.

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Tottenham Hotspur are asking for at least £55m for the Belgian, and are refusing to budge in to United’s demands of a lower valuation.

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United will push for Alderweireld until the transfer window ends on August 9. On the other hand, they could also go big and look to lure Leicester City in selling Maguire, despite their first bid of £65m getting rejected by the Foxes this week.

It remains to be seen how the window shapes up for the Red Devils.

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