Manchester United are prepared to sell Marcos Rojo in January and are tracking Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi as a possible replacement, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Rojo’s relationship with United boss Louis van Gaal is said to have now broken down beyond repair after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury he was accused by Van Gaal of keeping to himself.
Rojo had already been fined by Van Gaal for failing to renew his passport ahead of the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, and his time at Old Trafford now looks likely to come to an end in January.
However, Van Gaal decided against selling Rojo in the summer after missing out on Sergio Ramos, and he is likely to do the same again unless he can convince Porto to sell Martins Indi this winter.
United have sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old, according to the MEN, but Van Gaal already knows plenty about a player he enjoyed a close relationship with while manager of the Netherlands national side.
Martins Indi, whose contract at Porto expires in 2018, is capable of playing at both centre-back and left-back, making him the ideal replacement for Rojo if United can strike a deal.