West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Marseille and Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan claim Sky Sports.
The 29-year-old was linked with moves to Manchester United when David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal were in charge at Old Trafford.
He signed for French club Marseille from Roma for £23m last summer and has been a mainstay in central midfield throughout the season. But Marseille need to cut costs after a disappointing season in which they are sat sixth in Ligue 1 with one round of fixtures left to play.
However, he insisted he was never particularly close to joining Manchester United when speaking to the press last year.
“I never talked with anybody,” Strootman told The Independent in 2018. “No, no. There was a lot of speculation but to be honest I only spoke with Roma.
“There were some clubs who showed interest but it’s always like that. They always say they are interested but at the end they don’t do anything so it’s nothing and I’m really happy that I chose Rome.