Manchester United are set to miss out on the midfielder Kevin Strootman, as Roma have reiterated their desire to keep hold of the Dutch midfielder, as reported by the Daily Star.
Despite a significant injury suffered by the midfielder last season, Strootman has emerged as a key transfer target for the Old Trafford club during the summer months.
New Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal worked closely with Strootman during the Dutch national side’s World Cup qualifiers, and rated the midfielder to the extent that he completely rejigged his line up in Brazil after the player’s injury.
As a result, Strootman has been regularly linked with a move to Manchester since Van Gaal took charge. The midfielder had a £60 million price tag slapped on him only a few days ago, but Roma have now revealed they have no desire to see him depart.
Roma’s general director Mauro Baldissoni said: “We can’t wait to see Strootman back on the field, because we really miss him and that moment is getting closer.
“We are proud to have Strootman in our squad and he is not for sale.”
Man Utd lost 5-3 to Leicester City on Sunday.