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AS Roma Move to Ward Off Manchester United Interest By Offering Kevin Strootman New Contract

Strootman is one of Manchester United’s main January transfer targets.

AS Roma are set to offer midfielder Kevin Strootman a bumper new contract in order to ward off the interest of Manchester United, Talksport reports.

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The Dutch international is still recovering from a serious knee injury but if he is able to prove his fitness by the end of the year, United could make a move for him in the January transfer window with manager Louis van Gaal desperate to strengthen his midfield.

However, Roma are desperate to hold onto one of their star players and are even ready to offer him a new contract, even though he only moved to the Stadio Olimpico 18 months ago.

The Italian club have been very vocal recently about their desire to keep Strootman and will only consider an offer if it approaches their huge £60 million valuation of the player.

Although Roma’s new contract offer would be very lucrative, United have the financial power to better any proposal that the Serie A giants make to the 24-year-old.

It is also thought that Strootman would be interested in linking up with van Gaal again after the pair formed a strong relationship when the veteran manager was in charge of the Dutch national team.

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