Argentine defender Marcos Rojo continues to be linked with a move away from Sporting Lisbon, according to A Bola.
The Lions only purchased 25% of the player’s rights when he arrived from Spartak Moscow, with the remaining percentage owned by Doyen Sports, an investment fund based in Malta.
And with the defender’s value increasing steadily, Sporting Lisbon plan to try and increase their stake in the coming weeks.
Marcos Rojo has already nailed down a regular starting berth in the national team and chances are that his price will soar after the 2014 World Cup.
It is for that reason that the Lions hope to acquire at least another 25% of the player’s rights and they will use the money from the sale of Elias to Flamengo for that purpose.
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old continues to be followed by top European clubs, with AC Milan reportedly leading the chase at the moment.