Lazio star to snub Liverpool in favour of summer Man Utd move

Date published: Wednesday 21st February 2018 8:47

One Serie A defender prefers a move to Manchester United over Liverpool this summer, according to a report.

Lazio star Stefan de Vrij will be allowed to leave for free this summer, sporting director Igli Tare has revealed.

The Serie A club have withdrawn their offer to De Vrij after he stalled over signing a contract extension and he will now be available on a free transfer on July 1.

“We’ll explain our reasons later,” Tare said to Mediaset. “There’s a limit and that’s been breached, and it’s now become a question of correctness.

“He’s always been an exceptional professional and he’s given a lot to Lazio, and Lazio have given a lot to him, but at the end of the season, our paths will divide. We are withdrawing our offer to him.

“There’s nothing evil – we thank Stefan for what he has given to us, but for now, we are not going to explain the reasons behind this separation.

“We need to look ahead. We’ve grown a lot and we will continue to grow. The only certainty is that there will never be a lack of footballers and we’ve got to be good at finding them.”

Now, the Mirror claims that the Dutchman would prefer a move to Old Trafford over Merseyside, with both Liverpool and Everton linked.

Inter Milan have also been named as strong suitors to sign the 26-year-old, while Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have all been credited with an interest in the £35million-rated Dutchman.


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