Premier Leauge side Manchester United are preparing a £25million bid for AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, despite not having an official manager named yet.
Reports suggest that Louis van Gaal will be the next manager at Old Trafford, after David Moyes got the sack after just 10-months in charge, and an announcement is expected to be made in the near future, before Van Gaal goes off to Brazil for the World Cup with Netherlands.
However, despite not having a manager in place, United officials are working behind the scenes on doing early transfer business with Southampton's Luke Shaw linked and also Roma's Strootman.
United have been linked with the Dutch international for many years now, with Sir Alex Ferguson first interested in signing him, but with the Van Gaal link expected to be in place, this Summer could finally see the transfer happen.
As reported by GiveMeSport yesterday, Strootman was one of five players potentially leaving Serie A this Summer, and a move to United may not be far away.
The 24-year-old has been superb for Roma this season in Italy and was a major part of the Netherland's team that strolled through their World Cup Qualifying group.
However, due to an injury, Strootman will not be going to Brazil and will have to watch the tournament at home, but despite his injury, Van Gaal is still keen to take him to Old Trafford with him, and is willing to pay around £25m for his services.
The box-to-box midfielder is highly rated in Italy and he has a very good relationship with Van Gaal, so after the soon-to-be United boss was given the green light in spending money on him, a deal looks likely to be completed.
Although Roma are desperate to keep hold of the midfielder, reports in Italy are suggesting that he is keen to leave the club in order to join his country manager at club level.
It isn't understood as of yet whether a £25m would be accepted by Roma.
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