Garcia says the Dutchman could leave Roma.
AS Roma manager Rudi Garcia has hinted that Manchester United target Kevin Strootman could leave the Stadio Olimpico in January.
Louis van Gaal has had his eye on Strootman for some time having worked with the midfielder for two years when he was in charge of the Netherlands national team.
Garcia has previously stated that the 24-year-old is not for sale at any price, but has since softened that stance to give the Red Devils renewed hope of tying up the deal.
“Is Strootman for sale? You’ll have to ask our president,” the Frenchman was quoted by the Daily Express.
“But the intention of the club is very clear: Strootman is an important player for us and I hope he is available for the home game against City on 10th December, which is a crucial match.”
Strootman joined Roma from PSV Eindhoven for £15m in the summer of 2013 and started life in the Italian capital impressively.
However, the Dutchman hasn’t made an appearance since March 9 after suffering a cruciate ligament injury which still sees the midfield ace sidelined currently.
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