Manchester United and Inter target Stefan de Vrij is working towards an extension that could keep him at Lazio.
Entering the season, Stefan de Vrij’s future at Lazio seemed unclear with his current contract set to expire in June.
Over the last few weeks, there has been no shortage of interest in the Dutch defender across Europe. Domestic giants Inter and Juventus, Manchester United, Barcelona, Liverpool and Valencia all have been linked with the strong Lazio defender at some point, but now it appears the 25-year old and the Roman club could come to an agreement on a new deal after all.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Lazio are working hard on an extension to keep their coveted central defender at the Stadio Olimpico with a new deal through 2019 or 2020.
Yesterday, Premium Sport reported that Le Aquile would only sell de Vrij abroad during the current window if their hefty demand of €30 million was met. Seeing as it’s unlikely any club will meet that price this month when they could wait until the summer to bring him in for free, there is optimism amongst those in Lazio’s corner a renewal could be agreed upon.
As Di Marzio explains, the decision on a possible extension is expected to arrive on Monday, and the last remaining hurdle involves the exit clause which both parties seem a bit divided on at the moment. de Vrij is asking for a figure not exceeding 25 million euros, while Lazio prefer a value a bit higher.
The former Feyenoord product’s future should be defined early next week.