Inter manager Simone Inzaghi is adamant that Dutch centre-back Stefan de Vrij be kept at the club, despite interest in the player from Premier League club Leicester City.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Italian tactician has communicated his intention that the back three from last season not be broken up.
After sales of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku, there is a feeling that more players could potentially be on the way out and that the right offer would be enough to persuade the club to part with almost any important player.
In the case of de Vrij, however, the head coach has put his foot down and told the club to issue a “hands off” warning to the Foxes or to any other club considering moving for the 29-year-old.
Inzaghi and de Vrij have already worked together while at Lazio together, and in the time since the Dutchman moved to Inter in the summer of 2018 his importance to the team has become massive, and Inzaghi will see a reunion with the player at the Giuseppe Meazza as an important form of solidity around which to build his Nerazzurri project.