Juventus trying to push through Strootman deal

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Juan Cuadrado could move in the opposite direction as the Serie A champions seek to secure the Dutchman

Juventus are doing their best to secure the transfer of Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, Goal understands.

The Serie A champions may have just signed Blaise Matuidi from Paris Saint-Germain, but they want to add another top-class midfielder to their ranks and are eyeing the 27-year-old.

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Roma do not wish to sell the Netherlands star but they will open talks with Juve imminently to find out what the Turin side can put on the table.

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Any deal could potentially involve a swap, with Juan Cuadrado and a sum of money moving to the Italian capital as Juve feel that they are well stocked in those areas.

Strootman previously had a €45 million release clause attached to his Roma contract but that has now expired and Juventus will try to secure a deal for less than that figure. 

The champions started the defence of their Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday.

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