The 32-year-old Portuguese defender has emerged as a target for the Red Devils in recent days amid suggestions that Jose Mourinho is keen to add a commanding centre-back to his ranks as his fifth summer signing.
However, a recent twist has seen Arsenal come in as shock rivals in the race for Fonte, as Arsene Wenger plots to ease growing defensive concerns in the north of London.
And it seems that the Man United boss has reacted to the threat of the Gunners, with Rojo reportedly now being made available as apart of any deal for the Southampton favourite.
It’s understood that the Saints were admirers of the Argentine before his 2014 move to Old Trafford, and shipping him out to St Mary’s makes sense for Mourinho, who is understood to have made the 26-year-old surplus to requirements since his arrival in Manchester.
Fonte, although the Hampshire club have offered him a bumper new contract, is supposedly keen on a move to Man United, which, given his age, may be his last shot at playing for a truly elite club side.