Manchester United will have to pay more than €40million to convince Roma to part ways with top summer target Kevin Strootman, according to reports in Italy.
Il Tempo claims that the Serie A giants, and more specifically manager Rudi Garcia, are planning for a future with Strootman at the club, and won’t look to sell him purely to raise cash before next season. The 24-year-old midfielder is believed to rank highly on Louis van Gaal’s list of transfer targets for United in the coming months, and some sources claim that an offer between £25million and £30million is in the offing.
However Il Tempo rubbishes the notion that it will be successful, and states that Strootman’s importance to the Roma squad means that his club will hold out for a maximum fee before they even consider a sale.
With Mehdi Benatia said to be edging ever closer to the exit door Garcia will be wary of allowing a number of his key players to leave, and so it could ultimately mean that United miss out on their man. Wether or not Strootman wants an Old Trafford move enough to kick up a fuss remains to be seen.