Feyenoord defender De Vrij distances himself from Everton rumours

The centre-back was linked with a move to Goodison Park but the 21-year-old insists that he wants to concentrate on his football before deciding his future in the summer
Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij has distanced himself from a move to Everton, stating that he does not think about speculation on his future.

The Netherlands international has been linked with a move to Goodison Park, with David Moyes reportedly having sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old.

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De Vrij has since chosen to dismiss the speculation, saying that he will concentrate on his performances for the rest of the season before making a decision regarding his future in the summer.

"I don't know anything about an offer. I'm sure Everton is following me but I don't think about it," he told reporters.

"It's with a reason that I talk with Feyenoord about my contract after this season. I want to finish second and after that I'll think about my future."

Despite his age, the centre-back has captained the Rotterdam side this season and led them to third place in the league behind PSV and Ajax.

Toffees boss Moyes could target the defender as possible partner for his international team-mate Johnny Heitinga. Feyenoord have also rubbished the rumours, however, claiming that no club has made an offer for the player yet.

"No club, including Everton, has made an approach for Stefan," Feyenoord's technical director, Martin van Geel, declared.