Monday, 9th June, 2014

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to break the bank to bring fellow Dutchman Kevin Strootman to Old Trafford this summer.

Manchester United’s midfield is an area of concern at the club and Marouane Fellaini’s deadline day arrival last summer has not seen calls for reinforcements in their engine room recede at Old Trafford.

New manager Van Gaal is ready to address the issue by trying to acquire Strootman from Roma, a player he knows well.

Roma have reiterated that they are not willing to sell any of their top performers, but a huge bid from the 20-times English league champions might force the Giallorossi to ponder the possible departure of the Dutch midfielder, signed last summer from PSV Eindhoven.


Strootman has been out of action since March this year due to a cruciate ligament injury, but that is not preventing Manchester United from following up on their interest.

It is believed the Red Devils are ready to part with up to €40m for Strootman, having already indicated that they are ready to make an initial offer of €30m, according to Italian daily Leggo.

Strootman arrived at Roma last summer from PSV Eindhoven for a transfer fee of €17m. The Romans will make a healthy profit if they decide to part with the Dutchman once the transfer window opens next month.

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