Going nowhere: Manchester United’s midfield revamp dealt blow as PSV insist Kevin Strootman will stay

By Marios Papaloizou

New Manchester United manager David Moyes’ attempts to bolster his squad’s midfield have been dealt a blow after being told that long term target Kevin Strootman will not be leaving PSV Eindhoven.  

The 23-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a summer switch to the Red Devils, however it now appears that he will remain in the Netherlands for one more year.

Speaking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, PSV Eindhoven Sporting Director Marcel Brands said: “We do not want to lose Strootman this summer. He knows that he will stay at PSV for another season.”

The news will force Moyes to reassess his summer spending plans as United’s move for young Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara also seems to be on the rocks.

It was widely believed that the young Spanish star would be joining United, however, after recently tweeting of his love for Barcelona, it seems as though a deal is far from complete.

United’s centre midfield has been much maligned over the past seasons and with the retirement of Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher’s continuing medical battle it appears that Moyes must look further than Strootman or Thiago to revamp the club’s midfield.

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