BARCELONA and Manchester City have missed out on the race for Stefan de Vrij this summer.
Lazio defender De Vrij will be out of contract at the end of the season and has many suitors on his trail.
Barcelona and Manchester City have been on the fore front while Liverpool has also been linked with the defender.
Surprisingly, new stories emerging from Italy claims the Netherland defender has agreed to join Inter Milan.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter have ‘formalised’ the agreement to sign De Vrij when his deal at Lazio expires.
Inter Milan have been good this season in Serie A after years of poor performance but are still far below Napoli and Juventus.
Gazzetta reported Inter have been trailing Stefan De Vrij a year ago and that Inter Sporting director has kept his eyes steady on the player.
Stefan De Vrij will be paid £70,000 a week in Inter Milan and would sign a 5-year contract.
This deal is a big blow to Barcelona who are in search of a new center back ahead of next season.
Manchester City on their own part are expected to spend big again to prepare for their Premier League title defense. If Pep Guadiola’s side win Everton and Manchester United in their next two games, they have won the league.
A huge chunk of Manchester City spending last summer went into defensive restructuring as they spent £150m for defense alone.
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