Red Devils quoted mammoth asking price for van Gaal favourite.
Manchester United will have to pay £46m to sign AS Roma star Kevin Strootman this January, which would take their total spending for the season to around £196m.
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The Red Devils are desperate to sign another midfielder when the transfer window re-opens, with Strootman believed to be their top target as he is a favourite of United boss Louis van Gaal.
However, the Daily Mirror claims that Roma are asking for a mammoth transfer fee to let the 24-year-old leave the club, and it remains to be seen if that will put United off pursuing him.
The Dutch international is also thought to be keen on a move to Old Trafford, and could become the latest big name to join the club after the likes of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao this summer.