Manchester United will be sending members of the club to monitor Kevin Strootman’s return to action for Roma’s B team after a serious knee injury kept him out for most of the year, Daily Star reports.
The 24-year-old suffered a cruciate knee problem back in March and has been building back his fitness over the course of the past eight months as Louis van Gaal still considers him to be a top January target.
He will be playing for the Roma B team in order to ease his way back into football following his long spell on the sidelines with United officials said to be present at the game.
It is believed that Strootman is considered the key to Van Gaal’s plans at the club and is likely to make a move for the Dutch midfielder after the board is said to have made extra funds available.
However, the Serie A giants earlier revealed that they will only accept an offer around the region of £60million, a number said to be too high for any interested clubs as the Red Devils are keen on luring him for half that amount.