Transfer ALERT! Chelsea defensive target Stefan De Vrij to be offered new bumper contract to stay at Lazio

Lazio are lining up a new bumper deal for Stefan De Vrij to ward off the interest of Chelsea.

The Dutch centre-back is on Antonio Conte’s wish list and the Blues have been linked with a January move.

However, Lazio are desperate to keep hold of the 24-year-old and dismissed all of Chelsea’s summer enquiries for him.

But they are bracing themselves for further offers in the New Year and, according to Il Messaggero, are now ready to tie De Vrij down for even longer.

The Holland international’s current deal runs out in 2018 and Lazio are ready to offer him lucrative, fresh terms until 2021.

The contract will also contain a release-clause worth £30million, which Chelsea may decide to trigger once the window reopens.

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