PSV closing in on Utrecht duo Dries Mertens & Kevin Strootman - report

The Eindhoven side are close to reaching an agreement with Utrecht over the duo and have already agreed personal terms with Mertens
PSV are on the verge of signing Kevin Strootman and Dries Mertens, as the Eindhoven giants are close to reaching an agreement with Utrecht for their signatures, Voetbal International reports.

PSV's first offer of €10 million for the pair was swiftly turned down by Utrecht, while an improved bid of €12m was also rejected out of turn.

However, after long negotiations on Monday, both clubs are now on the verge of agreeing terms and a deal could be concluded by Wednesday.

"There is no white smoke yet, but we'll have clarity in the near future. It's all or nothing," said Utrecht sporting director Foeke Booy of the negotiations.

PSV consider the 24-year-old Mertens to be the perfect replacement for Balazs Dzsudzsak, who left the club for Anzhi Makhachkala earlier this summer, and have reportedly already agreed personal terms with the Belgium international.

The 21-year-old Strootman hasn't concluded terms with the Eidnhoven outfit, but the left-sided midfielder has already told Utrecht that he's keen to move, and no problems are expected regarding his personal demands.

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