Rojo Set For Turkish Move
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is a loan target for Turkish side Fenerbahce.
The Argentina international has fallen further down the pecking order at Old Trafford after Harry Maguire’s arrival brought the number of centre-backs at the club to seven.
Turkish journalist Ali Habib Baransel has tweeted that their bid to sign Rojo is “close to a happy ending”. Fenerbahce sporting director Damian Comolli is said to be agreeing a deal with United.
An injury-hit 201819 campaign meant Rojo made just five Premier League appearances – two starts and three appearances off the bench – for a total of 211 minutes of football. However, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he will still consider him for selection.
“Yes, definitely. Why shouldn’t I?” said the Norwegian.
“He’s had a very good pre-season. I think he’s getting closer and closer to the Argentinian setup as well, so let’s see what the future will bring.”
The Turkish transfer window runs to 2 September.
Sancho Wages Doubled
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund have doubled the wages of Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho in a bid to keep him at the club beyond the end of this season.
Reports in the UK media claim Sancho has signed a new deal worth £10 million a year. However, the more reliable German newspaper Bild claims the increase has seen his pay rise from €3 million to €6 million a year. That’s the equivalent of just over £100,000 a week.
Sancho’s former deal ran to 2022. There is no news on the length of this new contract.
The England international was the subject of interest from both Manchester United and Manchester City. However, Dortmund insisted he would be going nowhere this summer. The hope is that this new pay deal will fend off interest at the end of the season although neither United or City will baulk at meeting his increased wages.