Is it a coincidence that Manchester City have been linked with a move for Stefan De Vrij a few days after Pep Guardiola made it abundantly clear that his squad needed a new defender? Not really.
Does it make sense? Yes, it absolutely does.
Over the past few months, Liverpool have clearly been the Premier League side in the driving seat to sign the Dutch centre-back, yet everyone knows their top priority is Virgil Van Dijk, and the Lazio man is just an alternative.
Approaches have been made, but everyone is waiting to see whether or not the 25-year-old signs a new contract with the Serie A club as his current deal expires in June 2018.
Corriere dello Sport are the ones with the update on Friday, claiming De Vrij is ‘very undecided’ about putting pen to paper, with the release clause still an issue in the negotiations.