The Dutch International has previously been linked with a number of elite European clubs including Manchester United and Inter Milan and now the Serie A giants are said to be interested in signing him this summer.
Reports in the Italian media indicate that AC Milan are eager to acquire the services of PSV Eindhoven midfielder, Kevin Strootman, in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The 22-year-old midfielder arrived at Philips Stadion in the summer of 2011 after making 14 Eredivisie appearances for FC Utrecht. The combative midfielder has performed consistently for the Eindhoven giants throughout the 2011/12
campaign, and has played an integral role in his side’s KNVB beker Cup triumph.
Although, the youngster only netted two goals and provided nine assists in 30 Eredivisie appearances, he remained a constant menace for every opposition with his sublime passing and impressive movement off the ball.
His consistent showings at the centre of the park have garnered him interest from a host of elite European clubs including the likes of Manchester United and Inter Milan.
The Rossoneri are looking to spend heavily this summer in order to enhance their chances of winning silverware next term. In addition, after the departures of Gennaro Gattuso, Mark van Bommel and possible exit of Clarence Seedorf,
the Diavolo’s requirements to lure quality midfielders to San Siro before the start of the 2012/13 campaign have been increased further.
Strootman is said to be a ready-made replacement for Van Bommel, and the Milan management see the 22-year-old as a perfect addition to their squad.
The Dutch International has a contract at Philips Stadion that runs until the summer of 2016. Reports suggest that the PSV management will not let go of their star player this summer. However, an offer in the region of 16 million
Euros could lure the midfielder away from Netherlands.
Meanwhile, Milan have managed to acquire the services of Riccardo Montolivo and Bakaye Traore on a free transfer.
Montolivo, who represented Fiorentina in well over 200 matches, and Traore, who played 71 Serie A games for AS Nancy, both had an expiring contract with their respective clubs that ran until the summer of 2012.