Dutch international also a target of Napoli, but will not be leaving the Eredivisie.
Manchester United target Kevin Strootman will not be leaving PSV this summer, according to the club’s sporting director.
Marcel Brands has dismissed speculation linking the Dutch midfielder with an imminent move away from his homeland, amid reports that Serie A giants Napoli were also interested.
The highly-rated 23-year-old has been linked with a move to England for some time, with United looking to address their lack of depth in midfield.
However, speaking to De Telegraaf, as quoted by ESPN, Brands has insisted that the star will be at PSV next season.
“We do not want to lose Strootman this summer. He knows that he will stay at PSV for another season,” Brands said.
Strootman’s agent has previously stated that the midfielder would prefer a switch to England as he believes the Premier League suits his game more.
However, it is unlikely that it will happen this summer, but given another year to establish himself in the Eredivisie and the Dutch national team, it is accepted that he will eventually move on.
Strootman has a contract with the club until 2016, and it is clear that they do not wish to lose any more key players this summer.
The Dutch giants have already sold Erik Pieters to Stoke, while Dries Mertens has completed a move to Napoli. Ola Toivonen is expected to join the list later this month as he continues talks with Norwich.
As a result, PSV will hope to hold on to Strootman for another year, as they look to reinvest the transfer fees back into the squad and compete with rivals Ajax next season.