​Manchester United have set their sights on Roma star Radja Nainggolan this summer in an effort to add strength to their midfield.


United are keen to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to the Belgian's signature, according to ​Sky Sports. However, no deal has been made and the interest is at a very early stage.

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The 29-year-old is a target for many of the big clubs in Europe, none more so than Chelsea. The London side made many attempts to sign the midfielder last season but without prevail. Their final bid was said to be in the region of £34m but Roma snubbed the interest, keeping Nainggolan at the club.


Nainggolan moved to Roma in 2014 for £7.7m but has since made a huge name for himself with his tenacious attitude and aggressive approach to the game.


The Belgian spoke to Sky Sports in March relating to the interest from Antonio Conte and also mentioned how he admires the Premier League.

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Nainggolan said: "Yes. I talked to him. They were really interested and wanted me over there. That's all I can say."


He added: "I watch it a lot. A lot of my team-mates play there. It's the best league in the world. We have to make choices in life. I am having a good season. When the window opens we will talk about it again."


Manchester United will certainly be hoping to acquire the talent of Nainggolan but Champions League qualification next season could play a massive part so the Europa League final against Ajax could prove crucial for Jose Mourinho.

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