Manchester United are set to push forward in their attempt to capture Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January.
The Old Trafford club are reportedly willing to offer up to £30 million to bring in the 24 year old in January rather than waiting until the summer, as reported by ESPN.
People at the club have reportedly been told that a January move for the player could be a real possibility.
News in the media had suggested that they might have to wait until the summer to sign the Dutch midfielder.
However, early elimination from the Champions League might mean that Roma lose one of their star players to the Red Devils.
Louis van Gaal is known to be a big fan of Strootman, and Man Utd have been consistently linked to him since Van Gaal took charge in the summer.
Van Gaal completely altered his tactical plan for the Netherlands ahead of the World Cup after Strootman suffered a long term injury.
His recovery could now take place in the Premier League, should Man Utd manage to push through the deal.