Wednesday June 4 2014
Agent: Strootman wants CL

Kevin Strootman’s agent says there has been no contact from Manchester United regarding his client, adding that the player wants to play in the Champions League.

The Dutchman starred for Roma this season as the Giallorossi finished the Serie A season as runners-up to Juventus.

However, he suffered knee ligament damage during a match against Napoli in March and now seems set to be out of action until after the start of the new season.

This has not prevented speculation linking Strootman to the Red Devils, who have appointed his compatriot Louis Van Gaal as their new manager to take over at Old Trafford after the World Cup.

Despite this, Chiel Dekker insisted the 24-year-old is happy where he is.

“The player won’t be back before the autumn,” Dekker said. “Will Van Gaal want him? Maybe, but he’s at Roma and he has had a fantastic season.

“There has been nothing between Roma and Manchester United, nor between Strootman and Van Gaal.

“There is speculation, but that doesn’t mean it’s about Manchester United. Roma don’t want to sell him and it would be difficult to leave a fantastic club who have supported him during an injury.

“He is happy where he is and he wants to stay and play in the Champions League next year.”

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