Lazio optimistic on Man Utd and Liverpool target De Vrij's renewal

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Lazio sporting director Igli Tare is optimistic defender Stefan de Vrij will sign a new contract at the Stadio Olimpico.

Stefan de Vrij is close to signing a new Lazio contract despite reported interest from elsewhere, according to Igli Tare.

The Netherlands defender has been linked with a move to Liverpool, who have previously been credited with an interest in De Vrij's compatriot Virgil van Dijk.

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Manchester United and Chelsea have also been creditd with an interest in the 25-year-old.

But Lazio are desperate to keep De Vrij and that is becoming an increasingly likely possibility, according to Tare.

"I am optimistic on De Vrij's renewal, because there is good will on both sides," he told Mediaset Premium.

"We will soon meet his agents and I think we will eventually find an agreement.

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"As long as I cannot see it in black and white, though, I will remain vigilant."

De Vrij has played in six of Lazio's seven Serie A games this season, scoring twice, as they lie fourth in the table.

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