Man Utd, Liverpool target Strootman addresses transfer talk

Date published: Tuesday 5th June 2018 11:21 - Matthew Briggs

Holland midfielder Kevin Strootman says he is happy in Italy amid reports linking him to Liverpool and Manchester United.

Strootman has been linked with both Premier League clubs in the past, and Calciomercato claim the 28-year-old is “much admired” by Jose Mourinho.

Speaking after Holland’s 1-1 draw with Italy in Turin, he said: “I am only going to talk about the national team. I have a contract and I haven’t signed for anyone else.

“I am happy at Roma and that’s enough.”

Nathan Ake grabbed an 88th-minute equaliser for Strootman’s Oranje side.

Strootman, who signed a five-year contract extension last May which expires in 2022, has been with Roma since 2013, but he has had his fair share of injuries.

He was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford before he completed his move to Roma in 2013, but he denied he ever spoke to United.

“I never talked with anybody,” Strootman told The Independent earlier this year. “No, no.

“There was a lot of speculation but to be honest I only spoke with Roma.

“There were some clubs who showed interest but it’s always like that.

“They always say they are interested but at the end they don’t do anything so it’s nothing. I never talked about leaving Rome.”

​Strootman has a €45million release clause in his contract, which is believed to expire this summer.

 

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