Manchester United Told Their £30m Midfield Target Is Not For Sale

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Red Devils have reportedly offered around £30 million for Strootman.

Manchester United may have been dealt another major transfer blow this summer as Italian side AS Roma have ruled out the sale of Dutch enforcer Kevin Strootman.

Sky Sports reports that the Red Devils’ new boss Louis van Gaal has already placed an offer of around £30 million for the 24 year old, but Roma are unwilling to sell their star player.

Van Gaal knows Strootman from his stint as Holland boss, and feels that the midfield sensation could be the right fit into his system at Old Trafford.

Although the combative midfielder is undergoing rehab from a long term knee injury, and is set to miss the start of the new season, United want a deal for the Dutchman sorted out before the summer transfer window closes.

However, Roma boss Rudi Garcia has dismissed suggestions that he is willing to negotiate a fee for Strootman.

“Strootman is a Roma player, he will be a Roma player this year. There is no doubt about that,” Garcia said.

“Only he can say whether he wants to stay but it was never an issue for him to go to another club. There is no question of it.”

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