Liverpool get chance to sign Dutch international

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Liverpool transfer target Stefan de Vrij will be allowed to explore his options this summer after Feyenoord ended contract talks with the defender.

Heavily linked with the Anfield club over the last 12 months, de Vrij is out of contract at the end of next season.

According to Sky Sports, Liverpool have been watching him closely, and they could get their chance to sign the centre-back this summer as Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel has admitted negotiations over a new deal have been postponed until after the World Cup.

De Vrij is expected to feature for the Netherlands at the tournament in Brazil this summer, and Feyenoord hope his price tag will increase with impressive performances.

The 22-year-old has made it clear he wants to explore his options this summer, although his Dutch employers are hopeful he could yet return to the negotiating table.

But they have conceded that it may be time to cash in on both de Vrij and his defensive colleague Daryl Janmaat.

Premier League clubs have been circling both, with Brendan Rodgers the frontrunner for de Vrij. The Dutch international was linked with Chelsea at one stage but the report only mentions Liverpool in relation to de Vrij this time around.

Feyenoord currently sit second in the Eredivisie, and de Vrij has played a crucial role for the club, making 29 appearances and scoring four goals so far this season.

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