Man United slap £25m asking price on 29-year-old South American star

Manchester United have reportedly slapped a £25million price tag on the head of Marcos Rojo as the defender continues to be linked with a summer move.

The Red Devils forked out £16m when they signed Rojo from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014, with the Argentine going on to make over 100 appearances for the Premier League club.

Rojo endured a hugely frustrating campaign last season, with injuries and a lack of form limiting him to just 211 minutes of league action and two starts.

While the 29-year-old still has two years remaining on a contract he renewed in March 2018, United are keen to offload a player whose progression appears to be going the wrong way.

But the Daily Record say Manchester United are struggling to attract interest for Rojo, with their £25m valuation and his lucrative salary putting off clubs.

It is claimed that multiple Chinese sides have expressed interest in securing the defender’s signature but that Rojo has no desire to leave Europe and would prefer to stay in England.

Rojo was one of six centre backs to fly out on Manchester United’s pre-season tour to Australia, with Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe also part of the travelling squad.

The Red Devils hope Harry Maguire will join up with the team at some point, with the club hoping to agree a deal with Leicester City, who value the England international at around £80m.