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Villarreal line up Rojo Loan

Spanish side Villarreal are lining up a potential loan move for defender Marcos Rojo. Villarreal are looking for defensive cover after selling Eric Bailly to United earlier in the summer and are preparing to lose Mateo Musacchio to AC Milan.

The Argentina international, 26, is one of the players Jose Mourinho is considering letting go this summer with the arrival of Bailly and the return to fitness of Luke Shaw.

Louis Van Gaal signed Marcos Rojo for £16million in 2014 from Sporting Lisbon. But he has struggled to tie down a regular first team spot and made just 15 Premier League starts last season.

Rojo’s season was disrupted by a shoulder injury which saw him miss almost 3 months of the campaign. However upon his return to the team he never looked fully fit, lacked confidence during games and was unable to produce the performances needed to please fans and seemingly Jose Mourinho.

A move away from Old Trafford may well be what Rojo needs to kick start his career again after a fairly unsuccessful 2 years at United. Many fans want a permanent transfer but may have to settle with a loan move at this stage.

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United on verge of Eric Bailly signing

Manchester United are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Villarreal defender Eric Bailly according to widespread reports.

AS and radio station Cadena SER are reporting that both clubs have reached an agreement in principle in a deal worth up to £31.3 Million pounds.

United still need to agree personal terms with Bailly, but according to the Daily Mirror that will be only a formality.

The likes of Manchester City, Paris St Germain and Barcelona have too reportedly shown keen interest in the defender, however it appears United have won the race for his signature.

Bailly featured twenty five times for Villarreal in La Liga last season and made seven Europa League appearances, scoring one goal. Whilst at international level for the Ivory Coast he has made 13 caps, most recently playing in a friendly against Hungary in May.

Source: Sky Sports, Mirror.