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Liverpool reportedly leading the chase for top-class defender

The Daily Express have broadcasted the bookmakers’ forecasts regarding the future of in-demand Lazio star Stefan De Vrij. Apparently, Liverpool are leading the chase for one of the best Serie A centre-backs, despite some recent claims suggesting that Juventus are closing on the deal.

The same source states that Manchester United and Chelsea are also trying to lure the Dutch international to England.

The 26-year-old former defender will be a free agent next summer, as he has no intention of renewing his current contract with the Biancocelesti, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp allegedly sees him as a perfect partner for Virgil Van Dijk.

The Reds are struggling with their defensive options, as Ragnar Klavan, Joel Matip, and Dejan Lovren have all proved to be unreliable.

However, Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi is heavily relying on De Vrij and will put maximum efforts to keep him at the Stadio Olimpico.

Additionally, several major European clubs are looking to take the former Feyenoord player, and Liverpool will have to come up with a huge offer to beat the competition.