Chelsea are set to battle it out with Manchester United in the summer to sign Stefan De Vrij from Lazio, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Netherlands centre-back has long been tracked by the Red Devils, and the Blues look ready to jump into the chase.
A January move by either for De Vrij had been mooted but reports now state he will stay put in the Italian capital and put pen to paper on a new deal.
This will allow Lazio to demand a fee in the region of €40 million for the 24-year-old this summer.
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