James Pallotta: We’re not selling Strootman to United


Roma president James Pallotta, who was in attendance at the “Leaders in Football Conference”, spoke to BBC Sport regarding Kevin Strootman, who is said to be wanted by Manchester United.

“I have told the papers that they should stop wasting paper. We don’t have any interest in selling Kevin. Obviously as business people when people call us and say ‘we want your player’ you are going to listen to them. You have to do that, that is the business side. That doesn’t mean you are going to make a decision that (an offer of) £75m, bang you hit the bid. That is not the way it is going to work, it is not the way it works with us. Would the ‘money eventually talk’? For others, maybe. Our view is that we want to put a great team out there, but we are not saying ‘we have to make a ton of money’. Our goal across the board is stability.”