​​Manchester United's already depleted defensive line is set to take a hit as Everton have reportedly begun talks with the Old Trafford side in order to facilitate a move for Argentinian centre-back Marcos Rojo.

Rojo signed a long-term deal with United in March which was definitely the club's move to protect their £16m investment made in the player.

The 28-year-old is yet to feature for ​the Red Devils this season and Jose Mourinho is said to be okay to part ways with him in order to raise more funds for his plans to sign a new centre-back in the January transfer window.

​Metro report that Premier League sides Everton and Wolves would be interested in signing the Argentine in January.

Marco Silva has depended on the partnership of Michael Keane and Kurt Zouma so far but the Frenchman is on a loan from Chelsea which will expire in the summer. This is where Rojo comes in Everton's plans.

The Argentine's versatility in playing at left-back as well as centre-back could come handy in Manchester United's attempt to be able to gain a good profit on sale. Mourinho is ready to sell Rojo for £18m, all of which added to some more money provided by the United board could help him land a new defender in January.

Rojo, however, is not the only defender being linked with a move away from United as ​Arsenal and Spurs are also reported to have been chasing Eric Bailly.