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Manchester United Looking To Complete Rojo Deal By The End Of The Week

Rojo getting closer as pressure on United mounts.

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Manchester United hope to complete a deal for defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon by the end of the week, report the Daily Star, as pressure mounts on Ed Woodward to help Louis van Gaal to strengthen his squad significantly before the transfer window slams shut.

Rojo has apologised to his club following effectively going on strike when United saw a £16 million offer for the player rejected last week, but the Red Devils remain hopeful that they can conclude a deal for the Argentina international.

The issue that United most overcome in their pursuit of Rojo is the fact that 75% of the rights to the player are owned by a third party, Doyen Sports, which makes negotiating a fee even tougher as Sporting are only entitled to a small portion of what is offered.

Doyen do, however, seem keen for Sporting to sell the player, having requested their £12m share from the initial bid from Sporting if the player is to remain in Lisbon.

The urgency for United to secure big-name signings increased even further at the weekend, after van Gaal saw his side beaten 2-1 by Swansea City at Old Trafford in his first competitive match in charge of the club.

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