Premier League side Chelsea have entered the race to sign Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, according to Express.
The reports are suggesting that the Premier League leaders Chelsea are weighing up a £30million move for the highly rated Dutch midfielder.
Louis van Gaal is still eyeing him for the January window as the Dutchman could plan for a move after failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League in the midweek.
Roma signed him last year for a fee around £15million and are set to earn the double of it.
Italian reports have claimed that Blues boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to beat LVG for the 24-year-old.
The Red Devils have already called several youth players because of an unfortunate series of injuries to the senior players.
Strootman who missed the World Cup due to a knee injury which he picked up in March is slowly getting back to his feet and is planning to accept a new challenge in England.
The midfielder might prefer United over Chelsea due to the relationship with the boss. Both have already worked together in the Dutch national side.
Columnist: Simon Oates