The Dutch midfielder has been linked with the Red Devils and Milan and while ruling out a mid-season transfer, his representative says the player may be on his way in the summer
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The 22-year-old Dutch star has reportedly impressed scouts at Old Trafford and Italian giants Milan, with rumours circulating in the summer an €18.6 million move to Sir Alex Ferguson's side had been prepared.
Although the tenacious midfielder eventually stayed in his homeland, Chiel Dekker suggested his client would be receptive to an approach next summer - pouring cold water on a mid-season move.
"My client could leave in January? Absolutely not. There's nothing in that," he told Calciomercato in Italy.
"We are only in October - the only thing I can say is to call me back in May."
After conceding a number of uncharacteristic early goals this season, Strootman is seen as the player to fill the screening role United have lacked since the departure of Roy Keane.
The holding midfielder has played 15 times for Netherlands, scoring one goal, and was handed the captain's armband for the recent clash with Andorra and is seen as the natural successor to Mark van Bommel for Oranje.