Chelsea, Manchester United


By Tom Finn

In a move which is sure to piss off Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, Chelsea has offered AS Roma £30 million for Dutch international Kevin Strootman according to the Sunday Express.

The 24-year-old midfielder has long been linked with Manchester United since the arrival of former Dutch national team coach van Gaal who has worked with Strootman in the past.

Strootman joined Roma from PSV Eindhoven for £15 million in 2013 and now looks set to leave the Italian Serie A club a nice profit if reports out of Italy that Jose Mourinho has put a £30 million offer on the table are correct.

Strootman is just now slowly returning back to playing after having been out injured since March with a knee injury that saw him miss the World Cup, and is said to be keen on a move to the Premiership.