AS Roma have opened talks with PSV Eindhoven for midfielder Kevin Strootman.

Roma coach Rudi Garcia has made a personal request for the Dutch ace and negotiations kicked off this week over a fee for the midfielder.

PSV want €20 million for Strootman, while Roma rate him closer to €16 million.

Strootman has spoken several times on the phone to Garcia and his camp have accepted five-year contract offer from the Giallorossi.