Italians looking to hijack move for Dutch ace.
PSV Eindhoven have confirmed that Italian side Roma have made contact over the sale of midfielder Kevin Strootman but the Eredivise side have reaffirmed that he is not for sale, according to Sky Sports.
Strootman has recently stated that he is looking to leave the Dutch side this summer after being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, but PSV have made it clear that they will do all they can to ensure he remains at the Philips Stadion come September 1st.
Reports in Italy have hinted that Roma are coming up with a bid to sign the 23-year-old for a fee of €17 million (£14.6m), which could eventually rise to €20m (£17.2m).
Eindhoven have already let three key players go this summer in the shape of Erik Pieters, Dries Mertens and Jeremain Lens, and the club’s technical director, Marcel Brands, has confirmed that they will not be selling anyone else unless an offer too good to turn down comes in.
“Roma have contacted us to tell us that they are interested in Kevin Strootman,” Brands told Fox Sports.
“We have told Roma that Strootman is not for sale, and only an important offer could convince us otherwise.
“In our opinion, Roma is the only club to be interested in Strootman, but they have made no offer.”
And Strootman’s agent, Chiel Dekker, is waiting to see if his client and his current club can come to an agreement before traveling to Italy for discussions there.
“We are aware of the interest and the communication between PSV and Roma, but we will only come into action when Marcel Brands gives the signal that both clubs have come to an agreement.”