Louis van Gaal refuses to rule out bid for Kevin Strootman

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Louis van Gaal has confirmed that his transfer wish list has been handed to Manchester United officials ahead of a summer spending spree.

The Holland national coach was confirmed as Manchester United's manager for next season and will take the hot seat once Holland's World Cup campaign finishes.

Attention has now turned to who Van Gaal will bring to Old Trafford with fans and officials alike expecting a number of big stars to arrive as part of a £150m spending spree.

Van Gaal is struggling to bat away questions about United in his pre-World Cup press conferences and again tried his best not to give too much away. However, he did confirm that he has handed a list of potential targets to Manchester United.

He also, curiously, danced around the question of whether Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman was on the list, hinting at a move for the tough tackling AS Roma star.

Speaking to NOS, Van Gaal said: "I gave my wishlist to the club. Is Kevin Strootman on it? A question for you, a fact for me."

Reports emerged in Italy on Monday saying that AS Roma had rejected Manchester United's £25m bid for Strootman. Fresh reports on Tuesday claimed the Serie A outfit want over £30m to part with the star.

However, Strootman is in the midst of recovering from a serious knee injury and would represent somewhat of a risk for Manchester United. But Van Gaal seems keen to bring the best of Dutch talent to Old Trafford and reportedly sees Strootman, who has been labelled the 'Dutch Roy Keane' in the past, as an ideal addition.

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