Inter Milan refuse to confirm deal for Liverpool, Man Utd target

Date published: Wednesday 4th April 2018 9:22

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has refused to confirm a deal for Liverpool and Manchester United target Stefan de Vrij.

The Lazio defender is available on a free transfer this summer with his contract set to expire on June 30 and both Liverpool and United have been linked with the Dutch centre-back.

Reports in Italy though have claimed De Vrij will swap Rome for Milan, but Ausilio refused to confirm the prospective transfer after tonight’s 0-0 draw with rivals AC Milan.

“I cannot confirm anything,” he said. “Inter’s transfer window opens on May 20. First we will talk with our players and evaluate the players we have here.”

The Inter chief also claimed a deadline had not been set for Real Madrid target Mauro Icardi to agree a contract extension at the San Siro.

“There’s no deadline – everything with Mauro is so spontaneous that it could happen tomorrow the same way it could happen at the end of the season,” Ausilio told Premium Sport. “It will be a very standard process.

“He might be getting a bigger [house]. He’s happy here and his family have a good life in Milan. Inter have always shown him gratitude – it wouldn’t be a surprise if we started discussing a renewal, it would already be the fourth time.”


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