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Man United Want Cristiano Ronaldo But Will Settle for Realistic £40m Dutch Star Move In January

Old Trafford side look to continue spending.

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Though Man United have just spent over £150m on new signings this summer it appears the Old Trafford side are already planning further big name captures according to the Independent.

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Backed by a £750m Adidas deal the Premier League side are keen to flex their financial muscles and are said to be keen on re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo though this source believes a more ‘realistic’ upcoming signing could come in the form of AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman.

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The £40m rated Dutch international, a player boss Louis van Gaal clearly knows well, is said to be a top Man United target and that a January bid could be in the offing though the midfield maestro must first return to full fitness.

The 24 year old has been out with a knee injury since March, which ruled Strootman out of van Gaal’s 2014 World Cup finals squad, but by January if all is well there seems every possibility that a Man United bid will be registered for the Stadio Olimpico star.

Strootman impressed greatly in his first season in the Italian capital and would offer Man United the abilities of two midfielders in one.

The rangy battler has the bite and strength to act as a defensive midfielder whilst also having attributes that make him a danger in the final third, Strootman possessing both a stinging long range shot and the flair to beat a man if necesssary.

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