Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo could be set to join Estudiantes with talks underway about a potential move.

The Argentine is far down the pecking order at Old Trafford and has managed just three appearances in all competitions this season.

Earlier today we covered a report from TNT Sports that he had contacted his old club and had ‘everything agreed’ about a move.

That has now been backed up by El Dia, who report that there are ‘no obstacles to seal the agreement’ as far as Rojo and Estudiantes are concerned.

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Rojo is said to have ‘permanent contact’ with club chief Juan Sebastián Verón, toured the club’s new stadium on his holidays and has also spoken to coach Gabriel Milito.

Unfortunately for him, Manchester United are still reluctant to sanction a deal and ‘pretend’ that they still need the defender themselves.

However, ‘optimism grew’ in the last few hours that the move will be sanctioned, with a source telling El Dia: ‘It is not a simple situation, but there is a real conversation with him and his representative. If United decides to loan him, there will be no problem in joining Estudiantes.’

The decision will rest with Manchester United, who seem to be standing in the way of letting Rojo return home at this moment in time.