Manchester United have been handed a big boost in their chase for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, after it was revealed that Roma manager Rudi Garcia is willing to sell the Dutch midfielder in order to fund improvements to the rest of his squad, as reported by the Daily Express.
The Italian club are thought to be looking for a replacement already, in the form of Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez.
Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal is known to be a keen admirer of Strootman, who he worked closely with while in charge of the Dutch national side.
He now sees him as the ideal partner for Ander Herrera in the middle of Man Utd’s midfield.
The 24 year old has been injured since last season, but remains a big target for the Manchester club.
While Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has repeatedly insisted that Strootman is not for sale, Garcia is thought to be willing to sanction a transfer.
Suarez, who Roma see as a good replacement, would cost only £10 million, meaning Garcia would have funds to spend on the rest of his squad.
Man Utd are thought to be set to make a £40 million bid for Strootman, showing the potential funds that would be available to the Roma boss.