Everton’s last-minute move to sign Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo looks unlikely to go ahead. According to The Mail’s deadline day blog [16.08], this move is set to fall through as the two clubs fail to reach a compromise on this deal.
Man United want to sell Rojo before the 5 PM deadline while Everton wanted a loan deal. With neither side willing to compromise, this deal looks like it will collapse.
The Argentina international has been out of favour at Old Trafford and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is ready to let him leave. Harry Maguire has joined the Red Devils and others like Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof are ahead of him in the pecking order.
Everton remain without a new central defender after failing to bring Kurt Zouma back. The Frenchman starred on loan from Chelsea last season but Frank Lampard wants to keep him.
The Toffees are light in the central defensive department now. Michael Keane will take one spot in the defence but his likely partner Yerry Mina has struggled to stay fit.
With Matthew Pennington joining Hull City on loan too, Mason Holgate may win a promotion. Marco Silva will be mulling over his options but it is now too late to look at other targets.