Roma reveal Strootman price - will Manchester United pay this much?

Jedvaj Hazard Strootman

The Serie A side have reportedly upped their valuation of the Dutch midfielder.

Over the summer, Manchester United supporters have become used to hearing the name of one midfield man being linked with the club again and again: that of Arturo Vidal.

But, after months of speculation, player hints and then player denials, the Chilean never arrived at Old Trafford and may never play for United during his career.

Fear not, though, United supporters, as another midfielder is now taking over as Man United's prime target, if reports are to be believed.

Indeed, Roma's Kevin Strootman has been continuously linked with a January move to Manchester - and the Daily Mirror are reporting that the Serie A club have revealed their valuation of the Dutchman.

But is it anywhere near the £25 million United are willing to pay? Not a chance.

According to the newspaper, Roma want a stunning £46m for the midfielder after seeing how much the Manchester club have been willing to pay for their other summer signings.

United are also said to be ramping up their interest in Cristiano Ronaldo, with Louis van Gaal confirming that he would 'love' to bring the Portugal star back to Old Trafford, only backtracking by suggesting that Real Madrid would 'never' sell the 29-year-old.

Van Gaal's side travel to Leicester City on Sunday, hoping to register their second Premier League win of the season. Last week, they achieved their first by beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0.

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