Juventus interested in De Vrij as Lazio contract talks begin

Juventus are interested in taking Stefan de Vrij on a free signing if the defender ignores a contract offer from Lazio, Goal understands.

The centre-back’s deal expires at the end of the season, but is in talks over a renewal with Simone Inzaghi’s side.

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The capital club are confident of extending De Vrij’s deal until June 2020 and the 25-year-old said last week he is happy where he is.

“I’m very happy to be here, we are talking to the club now and I hope to find an agreement,” he told reporters.

“You never know what will happen, but my intention is to grow, improve and make the best decision for my career.”

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The Dutchman has also been linked with Liverpool in recent transfer windows, but Serie A champions Juve see him as a good option to bolster the centre of their defence.

However, Massimiliano Allegri’s side are only interested in signing him for free.

De Vrij has been a key player for Lazio, who currently sit third in Serie A after nine games, level on points with Juve and three behind leaders Napoli.

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