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Manchester United target focussed on Premier League move

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Strootman is keen on the Premier League (©GettyImages)
Strootman is keen on the Premier League (©GettyImages).

PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman has been linked with a move to Manchester United and the player's agent has now claimed he's keen to move to the Premier League.

According to talkSPORT, Strootman is expected to leave the Dutch giants this summer, with clubs in Russia, France and Italy interested in his signature.

But Manchester United are now the favourites after Chiel Dekker - Strootman's representative - confirmed his desire to test his ability in the Premier League.

"He is focused on England because that would suit his style," said Dekker. "He has the physique, the character and the fitness for it. I am certainly not afraid he could handle that level.

"Kevin has ambition but it is not in my hands," continued Dekker. "From PSV, it would have to be a step up to a good club.

"It is not simple though because the price will be expensive and not many teams can afford him.

"The clubs know what he can do now. It is up to them whether they want to reach an agreement with PSV and take him."

Manchester United have been strongly linked with the Netherlands central midfielder, and David Moyes has few options in the middle of midfield.

With Paul Scholes retired and Darren Fletcher a long-term concern, the United boss only has Tom Cleverley, Anderson and Michael Carrick as realistic options.

Strootman has three years left on his PSV contract, and United scout Jim Lawlor was in attendance for at least one match of Netherlands' recent under-21 European Championship.

Strootman captained his country to the semi-finals, where they lost to Spain.

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