Italian giants AC Milan are targeting a move for Roma and Holland international midfielder Kevin Strootman during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Italian football website Calciomercato are reporting that AC Milan are planning to make a move for Strootman this summer as they seek a solid midfielder to play alongside Frank Kessie in the centre of the midfield.
The 28-year-old Dutch international has been plagued by injury over the last few seasons, but this term he has made a comeback from injury and re-discovered the form which saw him make a big money move to Roma back in 2013.
Strootman, joined AS Roma for €17m back in the summer of 2013 from Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and made an instant impact in the Roma midfield. However, a string of knee injuries over the few years have halted his career for both club and country.
Since his arrival in Rome 5-years ago, the player has gone onto make 93 appearances, scoring 10 goals in total. Had it not been for the injuries he would surely of made almost 150 appearances with more goals to his name.
Milan manager Gennero Gattuso sees the strong midfield general as the ideal player to marshal the centre of the midfield. However, Milan will face strong competition for the players signature from some of Europes top clubs including Liverpool who have identified the player as a possible replacement for Emre Can who will leave on a free transfer this summer.
The Dutch international currently has a €45m release clause inserted into his contract and Milan will surely have to sell to buy, or possibly include a player plus cash swap deal for the midfielder.
Strootman, has made 39 appearances for Holland, scoring 3 goals. He was sorely missed during the World Cup qualifying rounds after the Dutch failed to qualify for this summers World Cup in Russia.