Transfer news: Lazio star’s new contract to contain £18million release clause amid Chelsea and Liverpool links
Stefan De Vrij
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Chelsea and Liverpool target Stefan de Vrij is believed to be close to renewing his Lazio contract, but with an £18m release clause.
The Dutch defender’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and he was linked with a move to the Premier League, as well as Italian champions Juventus in the summer.
However, Il Messaggero is reporting that a new contract has been agreed, with De Vrij ready to sign on until 2020.
The new deal would see his wages rise to £2.3m per season – around £3m when bonuses are included, and is expected to contain an £18m release clause.
That is expected to rise to around £23m, based on the number of appearances De Vrij makes for Lazio.