Sheffield United will ask Manchester United about signing Argentinian defender, Marcos Rojo, according to a report from The Sun.

Chris Wilder is still desperate to land a replacement for Jack O’Connell after losing his star defender for the entire season due to a serious injury.

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Wilder failed to land anyone during the EFL window, with moves the likes of Terence Kongolo and Ben Davies both failing to materialise in the end.

However, The Sun now claims that the Blades boss will look to sign Rojo from Old Trafford. The experienced defender is well down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the club could look to let him out on loan for the second part of the campaign.

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The issue for the Blades would once again be wages. Rojo is said to earn around £80k-a-week, according to Spotrac.

Those sorts of figures would put him comfortably as the highest earner at Bramall Lane, although Wilder would no doubt hope to sort out a deal which saw the Blades contribute around half of that sum.

Unlikely, but a fine player nonetheless

Not that we want to shoot down a rumour from the national press, but i’m not too sure how we can go about sorting a move for a player like Marcos Rojo.

The money would be a big problem for a start. Then there’s the fact of if Rojo would even fancy a move to Bramall Lane when he probably has suitors around the world.

It’s an admirable move if we do go for it and it would be a fine signing for the short-term. You never know, but this is one that’s going in the ‘unlikely’ column for the time being in my eyes.

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