Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij has denied claims that he has all but agreed to sign a new deal at Stadio Olimpico.
The Netherlands international will be out of contract in the summer and his agents have been negotiating an extension for a couple of months now.
Shortly after Lazio sporting director Igli Tare had hinted that an agreement was on the horizon, Stefan de Vrij moved to deny those claims.
“There’s still no certainty,” the Netherlands starlet told Sky Sport Italia. “I can’t say anything and I can’t add anything to what’s been said in recent weeks.
“It’s a great honour to wear the Lazio shirt, I’m fine here and playing for a top team certainly helps, but I haven’t signed anything yet. We’re talking, but patience is needed.
“I always try to improve wherever I can. I watch every game back for two hours, focusing on myself to see where I can improve.”
It is believed that De Vrij is ready to sign a one-year extension if a sensible release clause is included, but the two parties have so far failed to reach an agreement.