Netherlands international midfielder Kevin Strootman will not be sold this January, according to Roma general director Mauro Baldissoni.

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strootmanddnThere has been intense speculation for months surrounding the future of Strootman, with Manchester United and Chelsea linked with £30 million bids for the 24-year-old. However, Baldissoni has ruled out any sale of the Dutchman.

“Our president [James Pallotta] has already spoken about this and he gets angry with the rumours that link him [Strootman] to Manchester United,” said Baldissoni when speaking with Radio Anch’lo Lo Sport in Italy.

“Our policy is that of investing in players that have quality, but have room for improvement.

“Kevin is a young player with experience and we want to build our future with players like him.”

Transfer speculation regarding former PSV man Strootman reached a fever pitch recently when Roma were knocked out of the Champions League following defeat to Manchester City at home in their final group match.

Despite that major setback, the Giallorossi remain absolutely determined to hold onto one of their star performers.