Boateng sale to fund AC Milan bid for €15m United target

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AC Milan will reportedly make a move for Manchester United target Kevin Strootman should they be able to offload Kevin-Prince Boateng, who has been linked with Liverpool.

Reports Italy claim Milan hope to raise funds from the sale of Boateng, with Liverpool and Bayern Munich credited with interest, in order to fund a bid capable of beating Manchester United to Strootman.

The PSV Eindhoven midfielder recently captained the Netherlands for the first time and would appear destined to further his progression in one of Europe's more prominent leagues.

According to Italian outlet Sport Mediaset, Milan expect €15 million to be enough to land Strootman, although the Rossoneri are wary of rival offers from Manchester United and Inter Milan.

Milan, though, are looking to sell Boateng before making their move for 23-year-old Strootman, and Bayern Munich are reported to be considering an offer of around €20 million for the Ghana international.

However, reports in Germany on Monday claimed Liverpool are also ready to pursue the former Tottenham midfielder as Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers makes plans for January transfer window reinforcements.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Boateng, with Sir Alex Ferguson still scouring the market for a long-term replacement for Old Trafford legend Paul Scholes.

Boateng is also reported to be on the radar of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, although the imminent return of Jack Wilshere is surely likely to dampen any potential interest.

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