Liverpool FC open talks to sign 27-year-old Netherlands international – report

Liverpool FC have opened talks with Roma over a possible deal to sign Kevin Strootman, say reports

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Liverpool FC have opened talks to sign Kevin Strootman from Roma, according to reports in Italy.

Italian outlet Premium Sport, as quoted by Metro, is claiming that the Reds have held preliminary discussions with the Italian side about a possible deal to sign the 27-year-old midfielder this month.

The same report claims that Liverpool FC are in the market for midfield reinforcements after the Reds agreed to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in a deal believed to be worth as much as £142m.

The story says that Roma are open to offers for the Netherlands international, who has also been linked with Manchester United in the past.

The article, though, makes it clear that Liverpool FC have not yet submitted any formal offer for Strootman, but that Roma would be willing to let him leave in the January transfer window.

Strootman has been a regular fixture in the Roma team so far this season, and has scored one goal in 15 Serie A appearances for the Italian side.

Meanwhile, Liverpool FC are currently preparing for their crunch Premier League showdown against leaders Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon in what will be their first game without Coutinho since his exit.

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