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Everton make late push for Marcos Rojo — reports

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The post-Maguire culling begins

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Despite playing the second most preseason minutes for a Manchester United centre back this summer, Marcos Rojo is in Carrington with his representatives to discuss a last-minute transfer to Merseyside.

Multiple reports including The Manchester Evening News’ Samuel Luckhurst reported this afternoon that the move for the embattled defender — and occasional world-class World Cup striker — to Everton was on. It seems Marco Silva was not too dejected after United shutdown the possibility of The Toffees pursuing Chris Smalling yesterday. Furthermore, it would complete the saga from last summer when Everton tried to sign Rojo — sound familiar?

It was widely reported that at least one of United’s stable of centre backs would make the move away from Manchester after the arrival of new boy Harry Maguire and all signs point to the Argentinian packing his bags. The corresponding price tag of £25 million certainly sweetens the deal as United seem poised to bring in nearly £100 million on the final day of the transfer window when the transfer of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan is finalized.

Of course, the prospect of United offloading players while still failing to bring in players at key positions will surely continue the fanbase’s fracturing as we wonder if the team is capable of competing in meaningful matches and tournaments this season.

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