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REPORT: Lazio and De Vrij will part ways this summer, while Manchester United…

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The Dutch defender and his club have failed to come to terms on a new contract.

Stefan de Vrij and Lazio have been negotiating for months over a new deal, since his current one expires in the summer.

But on Monday evening, the Biancoceleste’s Director of Sport Igli Tare gave the final word, “he won’t renewal with us.”

“De Vrij will not renew with Lazio. At the end of the season our roads will separate. The negotiations for the renewal are finished.”

“He has been an excellent professional and we thank him for that. He gave a lot to the club, just as we gave a great deal to him, but our paths will divide in June,” Tare explained to Mediaset Premium.

“It’s best to look ahead, Lazio has grown a lot these past few years and will continue do to so. The only thing not in short supply in the world are players.”

Inter had been chasing the Netherlands international this winter, as well as Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea.

De Vrij arrived from Feyenoord for €7 million in 2014. Transfermarkt now lists his market value at over €35 million, but since his contract is expiring, he will leave on a Bosman deal for free, a major missed opportunity for Lazio.

The club had recently pointed towards the defender’s agency as the root of the problem. In the past, De Vrij’s representatives had declined to comment to IFD’s requests.

 

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