Liverpool step in with €25m bid to sign Serie A top-class No.3

Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij has been linked with a move to Liverpool but it appears that he will sign a new deal at the club. However, once he signs the deal, there will be a buy-out clause in there of approximately €25m, reports claim.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with the player as their need for defensive improvement grows with a lack of strong options in central defence.

Liverpool will wait until the summer to see if they can get the player on a free rather than paying the amount mentioned earlier.

Two official Liverpool scouts went to Rome on Monday in hope of securing a possibility of the player joining the Reds.

The central defender featured in the 3-1 loss to Torino last-night and didn’t cover himself in glory making a number of high profile errors.

Barcelona have also shown interest in the player ,which was highlighted in a Catalan newspaper yesterday. If the Spanish giants’ interest grows, then they may face a tussle with Liverpool for the signature of the player.