Manchester United's forgotten man Marcos Rojo is being targeted by six clubs as he closes in on a January transfer window exit.

Rojo joined the Red Devils for £18million from Sporting Lisbon in 2014, but the 30-year-old has struggled for game time.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Estudiantes in his native Argentina, but has not played at all since returning to Old Trafford in the summer and is currently out with a calf injury.

Rojo could soon return to training but doesn't appear to have a future at United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, La Liga club Elche could be about to hand him a lifeline, according to Informacion - although they could face competition from two Premier League outfits.

Marcos Rojo could be offloaded by United this month

The publication claims Rojo is high on a list of defensive targets for the Spanish outfit because of his ability to play at either centre-back or left-back.

Elche are currently third from bottom of La Liga and are desperate to retain their status in Spain's top flight.

But they are just one of six clubs interested in Rojo, according to reports.

The same publication claims Sheffield United and Newcastle United are weighing up potential January moves for Rojo.

The Blades are rock-bottom of the Premier League with just two points from 17 games, while Newcastle are looking to pull well clear of the relegation zone.

Informacion reports that two other unnamed Spanish clubs are keen on Rojo, while Boca Juniors in his homeland are also in talks, according to Sport Witness.

United boss Solskjaer has been tipped to sign a new centre-half this month with many observers pointing out the need for a top-class partner for Harry Maguire.

The recent form of Eric Bailly has given Red Devils fans cause for optimism, although concerns remain over the Ivory Coast international's injury record.