Manchester United have suffered a setback in signing Kevin Strootman after PSV Eindhoven technical director Marcel Brands revealed the Dutch international will be at Philips Stadion for the coming season.
The midfielder has long been linked with a move to United with their former manager Sir Alex Ferguson keen on acquiring his services. In addition to this, the 23-year-old was urged to make a move to make a move to the top European clubs by former PSV manager Dick Advocaat.
Despite the interest from the English champions, Brands remains confident that the midfielder will still be with his current employers, despite him being on the Premier League champions' radar.
"Strootman we do not want to lose. He knows himself he will stay one more year at PSV," said Brands, as quoted in the Metro.
Strootman was leading his side during the recently concluded U21 European championship as his national side crashed out of the tournament after their defeat against Italy. The midfielder earlier admitted that he is aware of growing interest for his signature and was open for a move this summer.
Meanwhile, Strootman's agent Chiel Dekker revealed that his client is keen on securing a move to Premier League. However, the midfielder's representative added the future of the Dutch international lies in the hands of the Eredivisie club.
'He is focussed on England because that would suit his style. He has the physique, the character and the fitness for it. I am certainly not afraid he could handle that level. Kevin has ambition but it is not in my hands. From PSV it would have to be a step up to a good club," Dekker said.
Dekker also admitted that a summer move away from PSV would see the interested clubs spend big to land Strootman during the transfer window.
"It is not simple though because the price will be expensive and not many teams can afford him. The clubs know what he can do now. It is up to them whether they want to reach an agreement with PSV and take him," Strootman's agent added.