Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is interested in Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo.

Koeman likes Rojo's versatility, with the Argentina international comfortable at left-back and centre-half.

The Saints manager needs to find defensive cover after losing Luke Shaw to Manchester United, Calum Chambers to Arsenal and Dejan Lovren to Liverpool.

O Jogo says Southampton have opened talks with Sporting over a €15 million deal for Rojo.

Sporting are prepared to sell the World Cup veteran before the start of the season.

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