A couple of days ago, we brought the Stefan De Vrij and Liverpool situation up to date.

With Jurgen Klopp clearly needing defensive reinforcements, De Vrij remaining a target makes sense, and the Dutchman’s renewal talks are leaving the way for a reasonable exit.

Liverpool have already held some sort of discussions over signing the defender, and with his contract expiring in June, the possibility of a free transfer, or cheap January deal, has been on the horizon.

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Lazio haven’t been willing to give up so easily and renewal talks had been going well, apart from a release clause. De Vrij still wanted the ability to leave for a reasonable price and had been asking for a €25m clause, whereas Lazio wanted €40m+.

According to a report in Wednesday’s edition of Tuttosport, the agreement has come down closer to what De Vrij wanted than Lazio.

The Italian newspaper say a renewal is a close on a deal lasting until June 2020, and De Vrij will have a release clause of €30m.

That’s still a very achievable figure for Liverpool, and a reason to continue with interest in the player.