Wednesday October 8 2014
'Strootman to Man Utd won't happen'

Roma President James Pallotta again warned Kevin Strootman’s rumoured move to Manchester United “is just not happening.”

The British media continue to push the story that the 24-year-old midfielder will come to Old Trafford in January or at the end of the season.

“It is just not happening,” Pallotta told BBC Sport at the Leaders in Football Conference.

“I have told the papers that they should stop wasting paper. We don't have any interest in selling Kevin.”

The American investor also denied reports that Roma had set a price-tag of £75m for the Dutch international.

“Obviously as business people when people call us and say 'we want your player' you are going to listen to them.

“You have to do that, that is the business side. That doesn't mean you are going to make a decision that [an offer of] £75m, bang you hit the bid. That is not the way it is going to work, it is not the way it does work with us.

“Does money talk? For others, maybe. Our view is that we want to put a great team out there, but we are not saying 'we have to make a ton of money'. Our goal across the board is stability.”

Strootman has been out of action since a knee injury in March, but is expected to be back on the field next month.

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