Roma deny trying to hijack another Lazio deal

Today’s edition of Il Tempo claims Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini attempted to make a last minute bid to try and hijack another deal of Lazio: this time, for Stefan De Vrij.

Reportedly, the Roma sporting director attempted to sway the Dutch international’s mind with a last minute bid to his parent club, Feyenoord. The Dutchman, however, will join rivals Lazio on permanent deal after the Giallorossi hijacked their agreement for former Cagliari center-back Davide Astori. Il Tempo maintain that a source at Trigoria, when asked about these rumors, responded: “De Vrij was followed like many other players, but there was no offer.”

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