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Rumour: Everton turn their attentions to Rojo

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Everton may make a last-ditch attempt to sign Marcos Rojo.

According to The Daily Mail, the Manchester United and Argentinian defender is next on the list of possible defensive targets.

Everton is keen to sign defensive reinforcements. Having released two defenders and had one return after a loan agreement.

While Rojo has featured in the preseason and turned in some impressive performances. It is believed Reds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to let him leave.

United has seven center-backs on their first team books. Since the world-record signing of Harry Maguire.

United yesterday turned down a proposed loan deal for Chris Smalling to go to Goodison.

While it is believed Smalling is higher up the ranks thank Rojo. The stumbling block is the loan portion of the deal.

The Goodison outfit is understood to want to conduct a similar deal for the Argentine.

At 29-years old, and a track record of injuries. They have some concern about his fitness. Thus an initial loan deal they feel is the best option.

Marco Silva is keen to bring in a top player with Premier League experience, without breaking the bank. He still wants a big-money striker before the close of business.

Any hope of revving the Kurt Zouma loan or permanent transfer with Chelsea is over. The chances were already slim.

But with David Luiz set to swap Stamford Bridge for the Emirates Stadium. It s believed Chelsea will not leave another defender leave.

Both the United men meet his criteria, It remains to be seen if an agreement can be reached.

The journey from Old Trafford to Goodison is a short trip up the East Lancs Road. So this may be one of those last-minute dashes to get it done before the deadline.

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – JUNE 26: Marcos Rojo of Argentina reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)