According to The Mirror, Kevin Strootman has his mind set on a switch to Old Trafford and has ditched his agent to link up with Robin van Persie’s adviser, to help force his transfer through.
But the Red Devils are their own worst enemies as Roma are now looking to receive an astronomical fee after the club’s recent £150 million summer spending spree.
The 24-year-old has his heart set on a move to Manchester but this desire to leave for the Premier League has been ongoing for longer than people may be aware of, with Strootman being worried about the reaction of Roma’s hardcore ultra fans.
But Roma are adamant that they will not sell unless United make them an offer they can’t refuse.
The Italian club made a blistering start to their Champions League campaign, beating CSKA Moscow 5-1.
And if they can emerge from a group that also includes Bayern Munich and Manchester City, there will be another reason to keep the midfielder.
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