New development in United signing Marcos Rojo's transfer dispute

Marcos Rojo playing for Argentina

Sporting Lisbon have reportedly paid Doyen Sports what they believed they owe for Marcos Rojo, but Doyen are believed to want more.

Manchester United have made plenty of moves in the transfer market this summer, but you would be forgiven for not noticing. Luke Shaw has not played a competitive game yet because of a hamstring problem whilst Ander Herrera did not last long against Swansea City before being withdrawn. Angel Di Maria has arrived fighting fit but so far there has been no sign of his Argentine compatriot Marcos Rojo.

The Argentine international, who featured at the World Cup for the losing finalists, signed last week for £16 million but is still awaiting a Work Permit to play in the UK.

This is just the latest in a long line of controversies involving the Rojo deal. Rojo was penalised for trying to force a move by his former club Sporting and then there was the third party mess. Like many players who ply their trade in Portugal, including recent Manchester City signing Eliaquim Mangala, Rojo was only part owned by Sporting Lisbon.

Doyen Sports had a share in the profit of Sporting's sale of the player, after helping to fund his move from Spartak Moscow in July 2012. The two have been at loggerheads, ever since United first made their interest known to the club, over the amount owed to Doyen for the deal, with some reports suggesting the investment firm were owed 75 per cent of any sale.

However, a report from Portugal appears to state that the dispute has now been settled. It is believed that Sporting will have paid €4 million back to Doyen by the end of yesterday - the exact amount they loaned the club to pluck him from Russian football.

But with it reported that Doyen believe they are owed much more than this amount - this dispute looks far from being over.

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