According to La Repubblica, Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij is still no closer to agreeing a new deal with the Serie A side, meaning Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea still have a chance of procuring his signature.
The 26-year-old, who joined Lazio from Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord in 2014, has made over 90 appearances in all competitions and is out of contract this summer. De Vrij, however, still hasn’t put pen to paper on an extension.
TalkSPORT suggest the defender’s agent is holding up the deal, as he’s demanding a 20% fee from any future transfer of de Vrij. It’s believed Lazio are completely opposed to this.
The £30m centre-back, who has made 33 appearances for the Netherlands national team, has been linked with a move away from the Stadio San Paolo and could be on his way if a deal isn’t sign with Lazio.
That’s good news for Manchester United, as manager Jose Mourinho is looking to sign a centre-back in the summer to strengthen his defence.
Despite having Daley Blind, Marcus Rojo, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly, only Bailly has proven himself a consistent performer at the heart of the backline.
So while de Vrij’s future is still up in the air, United stand a chance of landing him in the summer.