Il Messaggero: Strootman to renew with Roma

According to today’s edition of Il Messaggero, Roma are ready to renew the contract of Kevin Strootman.

Strootman, who is rumored to be admired by Manchester United’s Louis Van Gaal, will receive a pay raise (he currently earns €1.7 million net per season) and the length of his contract will also be extended. The Dutchman has been increasingly linked to United but Roma president James Pallotta and sporting director Walter Sabatini have strongly denied these links, calling the English press’ publishing of these rumors a “waste of paper”, insinuating that the Dutchman could remain at Trigoria for many years to come.

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