Liverpool goal Stefan de Vrij is about to go away Lazio for nothing in June, in accordance with the Italian membership’s sporting director.
The Dutch centre-back has been strongly linked with a transfer to Anfield, the place he would link-up with worldwide team-mate Virgil van Dijk within the Reds’ back-four.
De Vrij’s present deal is because of expire on the finish of the season, and Lazio have been working exhausting to tie the 26-year-old right down to new phrases.
Nevertheless, reviews from Italy have maintained over the previous few months that an settlement has by no means been shut.
And now Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare has revealed the membership’s supply of a contract renewal has been withdrawn.
Talking forward of Monday evening’s Serie A match with Verona, he advised broadcaster Mediaset Premium: “Lazio have withdrawn the proposal we made for a brand new contract to De Vrij.
“We’re withdrawing for causes that we are going to clarify in a while. It was a selection made after many months of negotiations, however there’s additionally a restrict to how issues went.
“He has been an exemplary skilled and we thank him for that in addition to what he’ll do till the top of the season. He gave so much to the membership, simply as we gave an awesome deal to him, however our paths will divide in June.
“It is a matter of equity. This isn’t the opportune time to offer the explanations for this resolution, however we needed to give a response and we gave it this night.
“It is better to look forward, as Lazio are a side who have grown in recent years and will continue to grow, because we certainly do not lack players.”
It means the participant will depart the membership in a free switch when the summer season switch window opens, with Liverpool considered main the race.
Nevertheless, Premier League rivals Manchester United are additionally mentioned to have an interest and will look to grab him away from the Reds, whereas he has provides to stay in Italy with Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan.
Nevertheless, regardless of the robust curiosity, Tare insists De Vrij has not but chosen his subsequent membership.
“It’s not an issue of him agreeing terms with other clubs, but of being fair in negotiations,” he continued.
“We did things the right way, but things changed at the last moment. We no longer wish to continue along this path. The only thing certain is that in the world there are no lack of players.”