The Roma owner says the midfielder is going nowhere.
AS Roma owner James Pallotta has told Manchester United that midfielder Kevin Strootman will not be sold under any circumstances.
The Red Devils have been linked with the Netherlands international for some time and there have been mixed messages on whether the 24-year-old will be allowed to leave or not.
However, Pallotta will be hoping that these definitive comments will put an end to the speculation and stop United trying to sign one of Roma’s best players.
“It is just not happening. We don’t have any interest in selling Kevin,” the American-born investor was quoted by the Mirror.
“Obviously, as business people, when people call us and say, ‘We want your player’, you are going to listen to them. You have to do that, that is the business side.
“That doesn’t mean you are going to make a decision that £75m [means] bang, you hit the bid. That is not the way it is going work, it is not the way it does work with us.
“In Kevin’s case, internally, we have never had a discussion that went ‘Let’s sell Kevin.’ Not to anybody, let alone Man United.”
Strootman is currently out injured with a cruciate ligament problem, but is expected back in action in the near future and will be hoping to rediscover the impressive form he showed when he first moved to the Stadio Olimpico from PSV Eindhoven in 2013.
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