Kevin Strootman: Roma midfielder set for injury return

Kevin Strootman injured
Dutchman Kevin Strootman missed the 2014 World Cup after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman is set to return to action after sustaining a serious cruciate ligament injury against Napoli in March.

Manager Rudi Garcia confirmedexternal-link the Dutchman, 24, will be on the bench for Sunday's Serie A game against Torino.

The Netherlands international missed the 2014 World Cup and has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

However, Roma owner James Pallotta told BBC Sport in October that the move was "just not happening".