Reports are out claiming that Manchester United are furious over Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij’s decision to join Lazio.
The Daily Express reported that the 22-year-old was tipped to join Dutch boss Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford after putting in some excellent performances during the World Cup, and United were reportedly closing in on a £7million deal.
However Lazio claim that the Feyenoord star is on the brink of a Serie A switch, and that De Vrij never had any desire to ply his trade for the Red Devils in the first place.
Sporting director Igli Tare said: “Many things have been said and written about De Vrij and his transfer to United but this is not true.
“His agent has said clearly that he has never been to Manchester to meet with the English club. De Vrij’s will is to play in Lazio.”