Van Gaal eager to wrap up midfielder deal.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is expected to bid for AS Roma playmaker Kevin Strootman on January 1st with hope of completing a deal imminently, according to the Daily Star.
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The 24-year-old has also been linked with Chelsea in recent times and looks likely to leave Roma this winter after his club’s elimination from the Champions League at the group stage.
The Red Devils don’t want to wait until the summer to bring Strootman to Old Trafford and are now stepping up their efforts to snap him up as quickly as possible.
The Netherlands international looks an ideal signing for this United side, which is still somewhat lacking in the middle of the park despite summer additions of Ander Herrera and Daley Blind.
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