Valencia have reportedly made a €16m bid to sign Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, which could prove to be problematic for Jose Mourinho.
The 26-year-old wasn’t considered part of the Portuguese tactician’s plans when he arrived at Old Trafford this past summer, but alongside Phil Jones in the heart of the United defence, he has forced a change of heart.
In fact, as per BBC Sport, his form has even reportedly led to Mourinho changing his mind on launching a bid for Benfica defender Victor Lindelof in January, with Rojo and Jones forming a solid partnership in the absence of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling.
According to Calciomercato, Valencia could be set to test United’s resolve by submitting a €16m offer for the Argentine international, with Cesare Prandelli keen on bolstering his defensive options.
However, the report suggests that United won’t be interested in accepting an offer lower than the €20m that they spent to sign Rojo in 2014, and so Valencia will likely have to raise their offer in order to try and persuade the Red Devils to part company with their in-form defender.
In that event, a deal for Lindelof could be resurrected, but it would appear that Mourinho and Manchester United are both content with their current options and will wait before splashing out on another high-profile signing.
United are now unbeaten in 11 games, and have conceded just seven goals in nine matches with Jones and Rojo selected in central defence.
With 19 appearances in total so far this season, it doesn’t look as though Rojo will be leaving in a hurry as he is now an important part of United’s success, but with the January transfer window around the corner, the situation could still change very quickly.