Lovren snub prompts Roma to target Man Utd misfit

Date published: Friday 16th August 2019 5:14

Marcos Rojo; Chris Smalling TEAMtalk

After seemingly missing out on the signing of Dejan Lovren from Liverpool, Roma will target a move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, according to reports.

The Serie A club are still in search of a replacement for Kostas Manolas, but their efforts to acquire Lovren appear to have hit a major stumbling block, with Jurgen Klopp not willing to sanction a loan move for the Croatian centre-back.

Now, Goal claim that the Italian side have switched their attentions to another Premier League-based player, in the form of Rojo.

The Argentine is even further down the pecking order at Old Trafford than Lovren is at Anfield, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepared to let him leave.

Rojo had been targeted by Everton on deadline day, but no move materialised, meaning he will have to look to Europe if he wants to seal his exit from the red side of Manchester this summer.

A loan move to Fenerbahce had been seen as a likely scenario – even though United, like Liverpool with Lovren, would have preferred a permanent sale – but Roma could now pose a threat to that bid.

 

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