However Arsenal are now believed to have been weighing up bids to land him in the summer. Rojo has been an integral part of the Sporting Lisbon side who are currently in second position in the Portuguese League table.
Portuguese journalist Jan Hagen confirmed the interest in Twitter:
Arsenal linked with Marcos Rojo? God no!
— Jan Hagen (@PortuBall) April 3, 2014
Rojo could replace Belgian defender Thomas Vermalen at the Emirates, who is attracting interest from Italian side Napoli. It is believed that manager Rafa Benitez is keen on bringing the out of favourdefender at the Sao Paolo in the summer.
Italian journalist David Amoyal confirmed the Partenopei are keen on the Belgian.
@tc917 Napoli has been linked to him recently, they were interested in him in January- Mertens is trying to bring him there too
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) April 3, 2014