Manchester United failed with a January bid for AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, it has been revealed.

Gazzetta dello Sport says United tried for Strootman in January, offering €25m.

Roma told United emissaries they "wouldn't even sit down" to a negotiating table for less than €40m.

"Kevin is very happy in Rome and his plan is to stay there for a long time," said agent Chiel Dekker.

"He is well, while he likes both the club and the city."

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