Manchester United have been linked to Kevin Strootman for the best part of half a decade now, but the time may finally be right to revisit the Dutchman.
United were tipped to sign Strootman while he was at PSV Eindhoven, but stepped aside during David Moyes' first summer in charge and let him sign for Roma.
The Red Devils ended up settling for Marouane Fellaini instead.
Now the big-haired Belgian's contract is expiring, and United could be looking for a powerhouse replacement in midfield.
A lot has happened in the last four years, for United and for Strootman.
The Red Devils are now on their third post-Sir Alex Ferguson manager, and have won four cup competitions but no league titles.
Strootman has suffered two devastating knee injuries, after first hitting form for Roma which the Standard reported caused the Italian side to value him at £79 million.
Strootman is back healthy again, and last night he was back to his best.
He scored for Roma in their Serie A win over SPAL, and dominated the midfield, touching the ball 106 times and completing 91 per cent of his passes.
Strootman is still just 27, and hardened after coming through his injury problems. This season he has made 13 appearances and counting.
United could probably get him for a lot less than £79 million at this stage too, and as a replacement for Marouane Fellaini, he would surely be a very useful upgrade alongside Paul Pogba.