Inter centre-back Stefan De Vrij could still be offered a new contract with the club, as his current deal enters it’s final months before expiring in the summer.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, the Netherlands international is edging closer to leaving Inter on a free transfer, five years after joining the club from Lazio in similar circumstances.

The Nerazzurri have not been convinced by his recent performances, and his relatively high wages are not in line with the club’s efforts to bring operating costs down.

However, it is reported that De Vrij’s hopes of remaining at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza are not completely dead yet, with Inter still willing to consider a new deal if his demands are reduced.

Indeed, if the former Feyenoord man was willing to accept a reduced salary there would be potential for a new contract, but Inter have begun contingency plans.

After the failed move for Gleison Bremer last summer, Inter will advance their search for a new centre-back whilst also focus on securing current Nerazzurri defender Milan Skriniar to a new deal.