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Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij is reportedly keen to join Manchester United in the summer transfer window. De Vrij has made 252 appearances for Lazio since arriving at the club back in 2014 but the 26-year-old Netherlands international is out of contract at the end of the 2017/18 campaign. The Serie A outfit have confirmed that De Vrij will move on in the summer and it’s understood the Premier League’s giants are ready to battle it out for his signature. Liverpool had an offer rejected last summer and remain interested, while Arsenal are also understood to be weighing up a bid to sign the centre-back


However, according to The Daily Mirror, United are in pole position to land the highly-rated De Vrij. It’s claimed De Vrij, who admits he is looking for a new challenge, is keen on working under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

‘It has been a very difficult period full of speculations on my future to come to this point that nobody desired,’ he posted on Facebook on Tuesday. ‘Unfortunately we were not able to find a satisfying agreement for both parties due to various reasons. ‘I understand the disappointment of the Lazio fans very good and it hurts me leaving in this way.




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