According to a report in Italy, Manchester United are the favourites to sign Dutch centre-back Stefan de Vrij from Lazio.

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According to Il Messaggero, the Premier League giants have verbally agreed to sign De Vrij from Lazio in the summer for a fee of €35 million.

The 25-year-old, former Feyenoord star, has a contract with Lazio until 2018 with talks to renew the deal falling through earlier this year. De Vrij is now inevitably leaving Rome in the summer and it appears Manchester United have jumped ahead of rivals Chelsea in the race to sign the Dutch international.

De Vrij signed for Lazio for €7 million in 2014 and has played 50 times for the club.

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