Liverpool To Now Push Ahead With Plans To Sign Exciting Young Dutch Defender This Summer

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Oranje starlet has a contract in Rotterdam until 2015. 

Premier League giants Liverpool have been handed a huge boost in their long-running efforts to sign highly rated Feyenoord centre-back Stefan de Vrij at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The Merseyside giants are understood to have been keeping close tabs on the Netherlands international all campaign long as the club go in search of a new central defender to bring to Anfield for next season.

However, Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers first wanted to see whether De Vrij would put pen to paper on a new contract with the Eredivisie outfit before deciding whether or not to follow up that interest when the summer transfer window reopens for business at the start of July.

But following the recent news that contract talks between the 22-year-old and the Rotterdam outfit have broken down – the Dutchman has a contract with Feyenoord that now has less than 18 months left to run on it – the Reds are expected to make their move for the player.

“Talks have stopped and we will wait for the summer,” confirmed Feyenoord technical director Martin va Geel to the Algemeen Dagblad.

“With De Vrij, we have already made the decision to wait until after the World Cup (before re-evaluating the situation).”

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