AC Milan are reportedly considering a move for PSV Eindhoven midfielder and Manchester United target Kevin Strootman.
The Serie A club are keen to secure the 22 year old's services during the January transfer window and are planning to make an offer in the region of £16m, according to Tuttosport. The report also claims the Rossoneri are willing to sell Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng to German club Bayern Munich to raise funds for Strootman's arrival.
Strootman, who was part of Holland's Euro 2012 squad, moved to PSV from Utrecht last summer and although the Dutch club will not be happy at the idea of parting with their star, the arrival of former national team captain Mark van Bommel from AC Milan this summer will mitigate any loss the club suffers on the pitch.
Any approach from Milan could force Sir Alex Ferguson's hand as well. The Red Devils have been linked to Strootman for some time now. The midfielder made 33 appearances for PSV last season, scoring six times. The anchorman, who has been labelled the Dutch Roy Keane, has also managed to keep Nigel de Jong out of the national team and Ferguson knows United need to recruit a defensive midfielder.
Rooney's Brother to Join Barnsley
Barnsley boss Keith Hill has stated John Rooney will move to the Championship side on a permanent deal, after impressing in a one-month trial. The midfielder, who is the younger brother of Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney, became a free agent after he was released by MLS outfit Orlando City.
"John Rooney is going to sign with us until the end of the season. He's worth taking a punt on and we can develop him. I'm not sure how long it will take for the international clearance to come through," Goal.com quoted Hill as saying.
However, even if the move goes through this week, Rooney is unlikely to participate in the weekend's game at Charlton Athletic.
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