Paris Saint-Germain weighing up move for Argentine defender

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly weighing up an approach for Marcos Rojo at the end of the current campaign. The Argentine has less than 18 months left on his Manchester United contract and he has largely played second fiddle to Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in the central defensive department.

According to The Sun, the former Sporting Lisbon has been earmarked as a probable target for Les Parisiens ahead of the summer – amid the uncertainty over his Old Trafford future. United boss Jose Mourinho has already urged the United board to look into a contract extension for the Argentine but the delay appears to have caught the eye of Les Parisiens, who are impressed with the defender’s versatility.

Rojo is capable of plying his trade in either the central defensive or left-back positions but The Sun suggests that he has been identified as a long-term replacement for Les Parisiens skipper Thiago Silva. The Brazilian is understood to be frustrated at the Capital outfit after being left out of the recent Champions League loss to Real Madrid and there are supposedly question marks over his future beyond the summer.

Manchester United return to Champions League action on Wednesday night with a round of 16 first leg tie against Sevilla. Rojo is, however, not expected to feature in the game as he continues to recover from an undefined injury which has kept him out of action for the past couple of weeks.

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