United target unlikely to move in January
Kevin Strootman's agent Chiel Dekker has played down speculation linking the PSV midfielder with a January move to Manchester United.
However, Dekker has indicated that the 22-year-old could be on the move in the summer as interest in the highly-rated Dutchman hots up with Italian giants AC Milan also known to be big admirers.
Sir Alex Ferguson and his scouting team have made regular checks on the player, with reports suggesting that a £15m bid was lodged by the Old Trafford club during the close season.
Dekker believes Strootman is in no rush to quit PSV, and has ruled out a mid-season season departure, although he has left the door open to a switch away at the end of campaign.
He told Calciomercato in Italy: "My client could leave in January? Absolutely not. There's nothing in that.
"We are only in October - the only thing I can say is to call me back in May."
Strootman was recently handed the captain's armband for Holland for their game against Andorra and is regarded as the natural successor to Mark van Bommel.
United are desperate to bring in a holding midfielder to help ease the pressure on their leaky defence and Ferguson believes Strootman would be the perfect man for the role due to his similarities to a young Roy Keane.