Marcos Rojo wants summer exit
Portuguese daily newspaper O Jogo has learned that Sporting Lisbon full-back Marcos Rojo is trying to engineer a move away from Estadio Jose Alvalade.
The Argentina international is wanted by some of Europe’s top sides, but the Lions have so far managed to keep hold of his services.
And with the player also impressing at the 2014 World Cup, he is desperate to leave Sporting for a big European club before the summer transfer window closes.
Southampton and Napoli are believed to be leading the chase at the moment, with the Saints recently having a bid rejected for the 24-year-old.
New boss Ronald Koeman sees Rojo as a perfect replacement for Luke Shaw and he is likely to return with a new bid.
After spending two very successful seasons at Estadio Jose Alvalade, the left-sided defender helped Argentina reach the 2014 World Cup final, scoring 1 goal in 6 starts.
Chile star keen on Marseille move
Palmeiras midfielder Jorge Valdivia wants to revive his transfer to Marseille, according to the player’s agent.
The Chilean star was close to signing for OM few weeks ago, but he ultimately decided to join Al Fujairah instead.
However, with the move to United Arab Emirates falling through, Valdivia hopes Marseille will reignite their interest in his services.
“He had reached an agreement with Marseille but later decided to move to Al Fujairah,” agent Wagner Ribeiro said on Mesa Redonda, a program on TV Gazeta.
“Finally, this did not happen and I have informed the French club. There is still a possibility to go there.”
Jorge Valdivia appears desperate to get reunited with Marcelo Bielsa as the pair worked together in the Chile national team.
The 30-year-old seems to have decided to leave Palmeiras after spending a total of six years at the club during two spells.
Valencia agree deal for Orban
La Liga outfit Valencia have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Argentine defender Lucas Orban from Bordeaux, reports L’Equipe.
Los Che have stayed without Juan Bernat and Aly Cissokho this summer and in turn moved to sign the 25-year-old footballer.
L’Equipe understands that a €2 million transfer fee has already been agreed, with the player set to sign a five-year deal at Mestalla.
Orban will be officially presented as a Valencia player later today before he jets off to Manchester and join the squad for a pre-season tour.
The talented full-back, who had started his career at River Plate, joined Bordeaux from Tigre last summer for €2.5 million.
He went on to start 27 Ligue 1 fixtures and clearly did enough to earn himself a move to a top European club.