Kevin Strootman not for sale at any price, Roma warn Manchester United

Roma director Mauro Baldissoni has moved to silence rumours linking midfielder Kevin Strootman with a transfer to Manchester United.

Despite repeated rumours linking Kevin Strootman with Manchester United, the Dutchman's current club Roma are adamant he is staying put.

Strootman's stock rose quickly at the start of the 2013-14 campaign when he was magnificent for Roma, but he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in March 2013 and has only just returned to action.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal worked with Strootman as Netherlands coach and has been tipped to lure the 24-year-old to Old Trafford.

"This is something I'm reading every day. It is also something our president doesn't like to read every day," Roma director Mauro Baldissoni told Sky Sports News HQ.

"He made a statement a few weeks ago saying Kevin was not for sale but, to be fair, we haven't received any call from Manchester. We do not plan to sell him."

It was suggested in the Independent that Roma's Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester City may force Roma to sell Strootman, but Baldissoni didn't want to comment.

"I don't have a clue," he said. "This is something you should ask van Gaal or Mr Woodward but we don't think we will sell our best players. Kevin is also young, not only a good player, he is a young player and we have a very long contract so we want to build our team around him." 

Roma signed Strootman from PSV Eindhoven for £15.6 million in July 2013, but his value is thought to have at least doubled since then.

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