Rumour: Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United battle for Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij
Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United are fighting a three-way battle for the signature of highly-rated Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij, according to the Daily Star.
The defender has been linked with Liverpool for the majority of the season, with some reports claiming they would make an attempt to sign him in the January transfer market.
However, there seemed to be no confirmation of interest as the Reds stayed clear of the defender.
It is now thought that both Spurs and Man United have entered the fray and would like to sign him ahead of next season.
All three teams need to improve their diabolical defence and feel that the 22-year-old Feyenoord star fits the bill perfectly.
Apparently, the possible arrival of Frank de Boer at Spurs could tempt de Vrij to join him at White Hart Lane. The Dutch coach has won four straight Eredivisie titles at Ajax despite managing for just four years. He is set to be targeted by Spurs to replace Tim Sherwood, who was sacked this week.
Man United may also fancy their chances of signing de Vrij given that the national team boss Louis van Gaal is all set to become United’s new manager.