Man Utd target Strootman set to leave PSV in January

Holland international midfielder Kevin Strootman will be allowed to leave his club side PSV Eindhoven in the January transfer window for a fee in the region of £20m.

According to the Daily Mail Strootman, who has been watched by Manchester United scout Martin Ferguson on several occasions in recent years, is looking to test his credentials in a stronger European league after making his breakthrough in the Eredivise last season, with three goals in 33 appearances for his club – form which resulted in his inclusion in the Holland squad for Euro 2012.

Strootman has had a good time in Eindhoven, but he decided that he wants to prove himself in a better league,” his agent Chiel Dekker informed the Dutch media. “If an agreement is able to be reached with a potentially interested club, PSV will allow Kevin to leave in January.

Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been searching for long term replacements for midfield veterans Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs and has already added Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa to his ranks earlier this summer.

The Red Devils safely secured passage through to the fourth round of the League Cup this week with a 2-1 home victory over Newcastle and have been drawn away to rivals Chelsea in the next round of the competition.

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